noun[mass noun] Chemistry
A purple synthetic dye used in the treatment of trypanosome blood infection, to stain DNA, and to destroy the superhelical structure of DNA. It is a derivative of phenanthridine.
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- Cell viability was assessed as soon as possible after the treatments with a mix of fluorescein diacetate and ethidium bromide.
- The gel was stained with ethidium bromide to identify the chromosomal pattern specific for each strain.
- DNA bands were stained with ethidium bromide and visualized under UV irradiation.