Alternatives to DAPI
We offer a number of nucleic acid stains—with various emission wavelengths—that can be used as alternatives to DAPI for imaging live cells.
Nuclear counterstaining in live cells
For live-cell staining, Hoechst 33342 dye is a popular cell-permeant nuclear counterstain.
A special formulation of Hoechst 33342 dye, NucBlue Live ReadyProbes nucleic acid stain is supplied ready to use in a dropper bottle.
Additional probes for nucleic acid staining