DNA intrinsic florescence

Roderic Fuerst roderic at biogene.co.uk
Wed Feb 24 11:19:35 EST 1999

In article <7as3lf$a4c$1 at mserv2.dl.ac.uk>, Malay
<curiouser at ccmb.ap.nic.in> writes
>Does anybody know whether DNA has any intrinsic florescence or not?

It does, but the absorbtion maxima lies in the UV region. There was an
American group working on the direct detection of nucleotides using UV
sources but they experienced many practical problems associated with
working in the UV region.
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