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SYBR Green


SYBR Green I (SG) is an asymmetrical cyanine dye used as a nucleic acid stain in molecular biology. SYBR Green I binds to double-stranded DNA. The resulting DNA-dye-complex absorbs blue light (λmax = 488 nm) and emits green light (λmax = 522 nm). SYBR Green I could replace the very strong mutagen ethidium bromide.

Similar cyanine dyes:

  • SYBR Green II
  • SYBR Gold
  • YO (Oxazole Yellow)
  • TO (Thiazole Orange)
  • PG (PicoGreen)


Zipper, H. et al. (2004). Investigations on DNA intercalation and surface binding by SYBR Green I, its structure determination and methodological implications. Nucleic Acids Res. 32, e103. PMID 15249599 PDF

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