verb[with object] Biology
Selectively remove stain from (a specimen for microscopy, a chromatography gel, etc.) after it has previously been stained.
- We stained the gels in 0.1% Coomassie blue for 1 h and destained them in a 40% methanol and 10% acetic acid solution overnight.
- Papanicolaou staining and destaining do not interfere with indirect IS-PCR for HPV DNA detection.
- The gels were stained with Coomassie blue, destained, and dried, then analyzed by autoradiography overnight at - 80 deg C.
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