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Frequently asked questions

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Do fluorescently modified oligonucleotides need to be protected from light?

The main cause of oligonucleotide damage from light comes from the UV radiation in natural light. Fluorescently labeled oligonucleotides are fairly stable when exposed to artificial light.

During normal laboratory use, it is not necessary to protect fluorescently labeled oligos from artificial light sources by using brown tubes and/or foil covering.

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