Fluoroescent staining of chromosomes
Staining of chromosomes with Quinacrine gives bands that fluoresce on
exposure to UV light. The patterns can be correlated with G-bands. A
disadvantage of the technique is that the fluorescent intensity fades
rapidly, thus observations and photographs must be made within a few
minutes of staining.
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al. ; text © 2008 by Steven M.