Visualization and Detection Methods

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Visualization and Detection Methods

Separated bands or zones can be visualized with stains and dyes. Densitometry can be used to detect and usually quantitate stained separated fragments. Some electrophoresis methods use labeled probes to detect the presence of unknowns in samples.