bromide is an intercalating dye
used as a nucleic acid stain in molecular biology. The main
three-ring portion resembles a
purine-pyrimidine base pair, and is able to slip into DNA
co-planar base pairs (intercalation).
ultraviolet light, intercalated EtBr
with a strong pink-orange colour, and for this reason is used
extensively as a dye in DNA experiments.
bromide is a very strong
mutagen, carcinogen, and teratogen that causes
developmental defects, respectively.
©2014 by Steven M. Carr