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 (flo͝or′ə-krōm′, flôr′-)
Any of a group of molecules that exhibit fluorescence and are often used as biological stains or are attached to proteins or other substances to serve as probes.


(Chemistry) a chemical entity, such as a molecule or group, that exhibits fluorescence


(ˈflʊər əˌkroʊm, ˈflɔr-, ˈfloʊr-)

any of a group of fluorescent dyes used to label biological material.
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Noun1.fluorochrome - any of various fluorescent substances used in fluorescence microscopy to stain specimens
dye, dyestuff - a usually soluble substance for staining or coloring e.g. fabrics or hair
fluorescein isocyanate, fluorescein isothiocyanate - a fluorochrome commonly conjugated with antibodies for use in indirect immunofluorescence
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a) antibody fluorochrome complexes (eg Qdots, Alexa fluorochromes, PE-based tandem fluorochromes APC based tandem fluorochromes etc.
The GC and AT rich regions were detected using the fluorochromes Chromomycin [A.
Today, many fluorochromes are available that emit at different wavelengths.
However, other cost-effective methods such as fluorochromes, which mark the sea cucumbers ossicles for a longer period, should not be dismissed as being a potentially useful marking method (Purcell et al.
Compensation: Compensation is the process by which the spectral overlap between different fluorochromes is mathematically eliminated.
Briefly, each rat received intraperitoneal injection of fluorochromes tetracycline (20 mg/kg) on 0 day, 30 days and 60 days and calcein (20 mg/kg body weight) 48 h before autopsy.
The flow cytometry protocol was based on a mononuclear cell analysis for size, nuclear complexity, and binding of specific antibodies conjugated to given fluorochromes.
Synthesis of fluorochromes and pigments in Malassezia furfur by use of tryptophan as the single nitrogen source.
In the traditional method, tumor DNA and reference DNA are labeled with different fluorochromes and are then simultaneously hybridized to immobilized and denatured chromosome metaphase spreads.
Further information on the MACSQuant VYB, and the full range of supporting products and services that form Miltenyi Biotec's cell analysis portfolio - including fluorochromes, antibodies, pre-titered antibody cocktails, out-of-the-box analysis kits, and 24-hour real-time support - can be found at http://www.
The factors such as integrity of the blood sample, staining reagents and fluorochromes, equipment calibration and performance, gating strategies used for the analysis also add to the variation in the CD4+ T cell counts (21-25).