Posted May 9, 2020
Yes, it is completely possible to use DAPI and PI (propidium iodide) simultaneously, since the two dyes bind differently to DNA. DAPI binds to the minor grooves of DNA, while PI is an intercalator.
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DAPI [4,6-Diamidino-2-phenylindole, dihydrochloride] *CAS 28718-90-3*
Propidium iodide *CAS 25535-16-4*