Molecular Probes® fluorescent nucleic acid gel stains—SYBR® Gold, SYBR® Green I, SYBR® Green II, and SYBR® Safe dyes—are highly sensitive reagents for staining DNA in electrophoresis gels. These gel stains provide greater sensitivity, with lower background fluorescence, than the conventional ethidium bromide gel stain.

In addition, SYBR® Safe DNA gel stain exhibited very low mutagenicity compared to ethidium bromide, when tested by an independent, licensed testing laboratory, and it is not classified as hazardous waste or as a pollutant under U.S. federal regulations.

Special offer—Save 40% off* DNA stains

Use promo codes: US P1101847 and CA P1101863 when ordering and you will automatically receive the discount at time of purchase.

*Terms and conditions apply

Which DNA stain is right for you?

  Detection of nucleic acids in agarose gels & CsCl gradients Safer, smarter alternative to EtBr Ultimate Sensitivity for capillary electrophoresis & real-time PCR Ultimate sensitivity for DNA detection
Top Seller yes  
Sensitivity - dsDNASensitive
(1 ng)
(3 ng)
Highly Sensitive
(>60 pg)
Ultra Sensitive
(>25 pg)
Available as Ready to Use yes  
Recommended for Gel Electrophoresisyesyesyes
Recommended for ssDNA  yes
Improved Cloning Efficiency / Avoid UV-Induced Nicked DNA yesyesyes
Package sizes10 mL0.4 mL, 1 L (ready to use), & 4 L (ready to use)0.5 mL & 1 mL0.5 mL
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*Terms and Conditions: This promotion is open to customers in the US and Canada. Discount will apply to orders received by Life Technologies no later than September 30, 2014. Discount is valid for DNA ladders and markers products. Discount applies to list price in effect at the time order is received by Life Technologies. Cannot be combined with other discounts or promotions. Offer void where prohibited, licensed or restricted by federal, state, provincial, or local laws or regulation or agency/institutional policy. Other restrictions may apply.