Fluorescently labeled nucleosides, nucleotides, and nucleic acids are important types of reagents for biological assay methods and underpin current methods of chromosome analysis, gel staining, DNA sequencing and quantitative PCR. Although these methods use predominantly organic fluorophores, new types of particulate fluorophores in the form of nanoparticles, nanorods, and nanotubes may provide the basis of a new generation of fluorescent labels and nucleic acid detection methods.
Analytical Ancestry: “Firsts” in Fluorescent Labeling of Nucleosides, Nucleotides, and Nucleic Acids / Kricka, Lj; Fortina, Paolo. - In: CLINICAL CHEMISTRY. - ISSN 0009-9147. - STAMPA. - 55:(2009), pp. 670-683. [10.1373/clinchem.2008.116152]