Top 10 GelRed Questions and Answers
Ethidium bromide (EtBr) has been the go-to product for nucleic acid staining; however, you’re prob...
GelGreen™ is a sensitive, stable and environmentally safe green fluorescent nucleic acid dye designed to stain either dsDNA, ssDNA or RNA in agarose gels. GelGreen™ is far more sensitive than SYBR Safe. Unlike SYBR® dyes, which are known to be unstable, GelGreen™ is very stable, both hydrolytically and thermally. GelGreen™ is compatible with either a 254 nm UV transilluminator or a gel reader equipped with visible light excitation (such as blue LED light box, 488 nm laser-based gel scanner, or Dark Reader®).
GelGreen™ can be used for either post-electrophoresis gel staining or precast gel staining.
A series of safety tests have confirmed that GelGreen™ is noncytotoxic, nonmutagenic and nonhazardous at concentrations well above the working concentrations used in gel staining. As a result, GelGreen™ can be safely disposed of down the drain or in regular trash, providing convenience and reducing cost in waste disposal.
GelGreen™ 10,000X solution in water is the latest formulation that eliminates the hazards of handling DMSO for better safety. We also carry GelGreen™ 10,000X solution in DMSO (Catalog # G-740), for the established users of GelGreen™ in DMSO, who do not wish to change their laboratory protocols. The performance and stability of GelGreen™ 10,000X is comparable in both the water and DMSO formulations.
|Shown by the Ames test and other tests to be nonmutagenic and noncytotoxic
|Passed environmental safety tests for direct disposal down the drain or in regular trash
|Higher sensitivity than EtBr and SYBR® Safe
|Available in water, stable at room temperature for long-term storage and microwavable
|Very simple procedures for precast or post-electrophoresis gel staining
|Replaces SYBR® or GelStar® with no optical setting change
|Compatible with gel purification, restriction digest, sequencing and cloning
Storage/Handling: Store at room temperature for up to 2 years. Protect from light.
GelGreen and GelRed and their uses are covered by US patent numbers 7960498, 7803943, and 8232050. SYBR is registered trademark of Molecular Probes, Inc; GelStar is a registered trademark of FMC Corporation; Dark Reader is a registered trademark of Clare Chemical.
|Store at room temperature. Protect from light.
Procedure to use GelGreen™ Nucleic Acid Gel Stain, 10,000X in precast or post-cast agarose gels.
Popular questions and answers regarding the GelGreen™ Nucleic Acid Gel Stain.
Safety report for GelRed™ Nucleic Acid Stain Gel Stain and GelGreen™ Nucleic Acid Stain Gel Stain.
Join our list to receive promos and articles.Join Now