Tag: gel electrophoresis

DNA gel loading dye

Team Genetic Education 30/08/2018 No Comments All articles, Educational articles, Gel electrophoresis , , , , , , , ,

DNA gel loading dye composition, preparation and function. Loading dye is an important component in agarose gel electrophoresis. The loading dye contains bromophenol blue, Ficoll 400 and water majorly while Xylene cyanol, Tris and EDTA are optional. Bromophenol blue is one of the most popular indicators of DNA in agarose gel electrophoresis. Bromophenol blue is […]

Role of EtBr in molecular genetics and cytogenetics

Team Genetic Education 25/08/2018 No Comments All articles, Educational articles, Gel electrophoresis , , , ,

Role of Ethidium bromide in agarose gel electrophoresis and Cytogenetics Ethidium bromide is commonly used as a nucleic acid tagging agent in life science research. However, during the mid 19th century, EtBr was used as an anti-trapynosomal drug in cattle. It was believed that it can kill the mitochondrial DNA, named kinetoplast (kDNA) and prevent cattle from the […]

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