homidium

homidium

1. a trypanocide; used as the bromide or chloride salt. May cause transient hepatic insufficiency. Called also ethidium.
2. a dye much used for the staining of DNA fragments after electrophoretic separation in agarose gels. The molecule intercalates across the double helix and is detected by UV illumination.
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Adenike SF, Stephen AO (2010) Changes in haematological indices and protein concentrations in Trypanosomabrucei-infected rats treated with homidium chloride and diminazeneaceturate.
Occurrence of populations of Trypanosoma congolense resistant to diminazene, isometamidium and homidium.