lucifer yellow


lucifer yellow
Bright yellow fluorescent molecule (similar to fluorescein), widely used by microinjection in developmental biology and neuroscience to study the outline of cells, in cell lineage studies, or as an indicator of dye coupling between cells.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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