Preparation of Nonradioactive DNA Probes

  • Adrian Eley
  • Kevin M. Oxley
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology™ book series (MIMB, volume 46)


This chapter describes a simple method of making DNA probes with a nonisotopic label. The development of this type of new technology has, for example, created novel ways of detecting and identifying pathogenic microorganisms, which has led to a re-evaluation of methodological approaches in the diagnostic microbiology laboratory. At the same time, the move away from radioisotopes with all associated safety hazards has allowed DNA probe technology in general to become more accessible and more user friendly.


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© Humana Press Inc. 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Adrian Eley
    • 1
  • Kevin M. Oxley
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Medical MicrobiologyUniversity of Sheffield Medical SchoolSheffield, South YorkshireUK

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