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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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The principle of flow cytometry is based on laser light dispersion, sensitization, and cellular detection with fluorochrome molecules.
For staining, either of two primary antibodies was used, specific for either microtubules or centrosomes, in combination with a secondary antibody containing the fluorochrome.
As negative controls, the respective isotype control (BD) labelled with the same fluorochrome was used.
Bacterial cells was enumerated by epifluorescent microscopy (Axiosp 1, Zeiss, triple filter Texas Red-DAPI-fluorescein isothiocyanate, 1000x magnification) and using fluorochrome fluorescein diacetate and UV-radiation (Kepner & Pratt, 1994).
1 Cycle Sequencing Kit (Applied Biosystems, USA), comprising DNA polymerase, a mixture of deoxyribonucleotide triphosphates, and fluorochrome labeled dideoxynucleotide triphosphate.
Islet cells were stained with acridine orange-propidium iodide (AO-PI) fluorochrome (Sigma Chemical, USA) and assayed for survival rate.
When whole blood is added to the monoclonal antibody reagent, the fluorochrome labelled antibodies in the reagent bind specifically to leucocyte surface antigens.
2008) described the G-banding pattern and studied also fluorochrome staining and fluorescence in situ hybridization of telomeric and rDNA probes.
Conjugation of fluorescein isothiocyanate fluorochrome with purified HBP and confirmation of incorporation of SP-HBP to semen
Image quantification of fluorescence relies upon applying substances that are luminescent under ultraviolet (UV) light, like Glo Germ or fluorochrome, to the hands (Hautemaniere, Diguio, Daval, Hunter, & Hartemann, 2009; Turner et al.
According to the method, the changes of intensity of orange fluorescence of monocyte/macrophage-labeled monOC10nal antibody (PE Mouse Anti-human CD163 or PE Rat Anti-human IL-10, BD Pharmingen, BD Bioscience, USA), conjugated with fluorochrome phycoerythrin (PE), were measured.