Quinacrine

quinacrine

(Science: chemical) A fluorescent dye that intercalates into dNA helices. Chromosomes stained with quinacrine show typical banding patterns of fluorescence at specific locations, Q bands, that can be used to recognise chromosomes and their abnormalities.


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