UNIT 6.9 Digital Electrophoresis Analysis

  1. Scott Medberry1,
  2. Sean Gallagher2

Published Online: 1 NOV 2002

DOI: 10.1002/0471143030.cb0609s16

Current Protocols in Cell Biology

Current Protocols in Cell Biology

How to Cite

Medberry, S. and Gallagher, S. 2002. Digital Electrophoresis Analysis. Current Protocols in Cell Biology. 16:6.9:6.19.1–6.19.14.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Amersham Pharmacia Biotech, San Francisco, California

  2. 2

    Motorola Corporation, Tempe, Arizona

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 NOV 2002
  2. Published Print: OCT 2002


Digital recording of gel images offers several advantages over conventional photography. Capture of the image is quick and reliable, retaining the image in a medium that allows digital analysis of the image. These images are easy to handle, accurate, reproducible and less expensive to generate. This unit provides a guide to digital capture and analysis, discussing the equipment and methods for image capture and the process of image analysis for one- and two-dimensional gels.