How to identify lanes on large agarose gels?

Dr Engelbert Buxbaum via (by engelbert_buxbaum from
Tue Aug 7 06:54:05 EST 2007

Am 06.08.2007, 14:09 Uhr, schrieb Peter Frank <peter_frankde from>:

> Hi,
> I ran a large agarose gels for analyzing PCR products. The gel has
> many narrow lanes. Problem is that there isn't a band in every lane,
> sometimes there are several empty lanes between bands, and this makes
> it difficult to identify the lanes because the wells are not visible
> on the gel picture.

Why not pipet some fluorescent dye into the wells before photography to  
make them shine up? Alternatively, place your comb next to the wells.

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