SERVA DNA Stain G is a safer alternative to traditional ethidium bromide stain for detecting nucleic acid in agarose gels. It is at least as sensitive as ethidium bromide and can be used in exactly the same way in agarose gel electrophoresis. SERVA DNA Stain G can be added to the gel solution, working dilution is 1:20.000 to 1:50.000.
SERVA DNA Stain G emits green fluorescence when bound to DNA or RNA. It has one fluorescence exication maximum at ca. 300 nm and another at ca. 450 nm when bound to nucleic acid.
SERVA DNA Stain G is non-carcinogenic and according to the AMES test it causes significantly fewer mutations than ethidium bromide.