HELP! EtBr contamination.

csc un691cs at
Wed Mar 15 11:02:08 EST 2000

On Wed, 15 Mar 2000, rogier wrote:

-Water is the most effective thing.
-Ethidium bromide is less dangerous than you think. It scores
-pretty high in an Ames test, but in people it's way less
-mutagenic 'cos it doesn't easily get into your nuclei.

Do you have a reference for this ? I know EtBr was used as a coloring
agent on meat in the 50s...

Kind regards, 

Clemens Suter-Crazzolara, PhD
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