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Loading dyes

Tim Moran Moran at wadsworth.org
Tue Jul 11 08:31:51 EST 2000

We make our own loading dye based on the PE formula...as you probably know, it 
is blue.  The composition is 25 mM EDTA, pH 8.0, containing 50mg/ml Blue 
Dextran 2000.  I hope this is helpful.  Of course, if it is pink you 
need..keep looking.
Tim Moran
NYS Dept of Health
Molecular Genetics Core
moran at wadsworth.org.

In article <8k80fu$bcs$1 at mercury.hgmp.mrc.ac.uk>, sadams at northnet.org says...
> For a while I was using Amersham kits for DNA sequencing and they include
>a nice gel loading buffer with a pink dye in it.  I eventually swiched back
>to PE Taq FS - but kept using the   Amersham loading dye.  Now we are out
>of dye and  of course it only comes in the  Amersham sequencing kit.  Does
>any one know what dye it might be - or any other dye I can spike into my
>loading buffer to make loading easier.  My tech is spoiled and has never
>loaded  samples without dye.
>Scottie Adams aka Pamela Scott Adams
>Molecular Biology Core Facility
>Trudeau Institute
>100 Algonquin Avenue
>Saranac Lake, NY    12983
>Phone:  518-891-3080, Ext. 115
>Fax:    518-891-5126
>Email: sadams at northnet.org
>sadams at trudeauinstitute.org


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