Application of magdala red as a fluorescence probe in the determination of nucleic acids
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A fluorescence quenching method was developed for the rapid determination of DNA and RNA using magdala red as fluorescence probe. In weakly acidic medium, the fluorescence of magdala red (lambda ex\lambda em = 540\555 nm) can be largely quenched by DNA or RNA. The calibration graphs are linear over the range 0.01-1.2 mu g/mL for both calf thymus DNA (CT DNA) and salmon DNA (SM DNA), and 0.015-1.0 mu g/mL for yeast RNA, respectively. The corresponding detection limits are 6.0 ng/mL for CT DNA, 7.0 ng/mL for SM DNA and 15.0 ng/mL for yeast RNA, respectively. CT DNA could be determined in the presence of 20% (w/w) yeast RNA, and the relative standard deviation of six replicate measurements is 3.18% for 400 ng/mL of CT DNA. Interference from coexisting substances in the determination of DNA was also examined. Real samples were determined with satisfactory results.