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Staining, Viewing and Photography of Gels and Estimation of Fragment Sizes

  1. Edwin M Southern

Published Online: 29 JAN 2003

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0003777

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Southern, E. M. 2003. Staining, Viewing and Photography of Gels and Estimation of Fragment Sizes. eLS. .

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  1. University of Oxford, Oxford, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 29 JAN 2003

Abstract

DNA and RNA are both readily stained by ethidium bromide. This method of detection is very sensitive and will detect very small amounts of sample. Once stained, the gels can be photographed to provide a permanent record.

Keywords:

  • nucleic acid;
  • gel;
  • staining;
  • fragment sizing