41005-1 GelGreen Nucleic Acid Gel Stain, 10,000X in water
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?).
For detailed information, please visit the DNA Stain Technology page.
GelGreen can be used for either post-electrophoresis gel staining or precast gel staining. For detailed protocols for use, please download the GelGreen Product Information Sheet. Also see our GelRed and GelGreen Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).
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. For detailed test results, you may download a complete GelRed/GelGreen Safety Report.
GelGreen 10,000X solution in water is our latest formulation that eliminates the hazards of handling DMSO for better safety, and is recommended for new users of GelGreen. We continue to offer GelGreen 10,000X solution in DMSO for established users who do not wish to change their existing laboratory protocols. Also see GelRed Nucleic Acid Gel Stain, our safer replacement for ethidium bromide.
Safer than EB: Shown by the Ames test and other tests to be nonmutagenic and noncytotoxic
Easy disposal: Passed environmental safety tests for direct disposal down the drain or in regular trash
Ultra-sensitive: Much more sensitive than EtBr and SYBR? Safe
Extremely stable: Available in water, stable at room temperature for long-term storage and microwavable
Simple to use: Very simple procedures for precast or post-electrophoresis gel staining
Compatible with a standard UV transilluminator or a gel reader with visible light excitation: Replaces SYBR? or GelStar? with no optical setting change
Compatible with downstream applications: Compatible with gel purification, restriction digest, sequencing and cloning.
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GelGreen and GelRed and their uses are covered by US and international patents. 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.