acridine dyes

ac·ri·dine dyes

(ak'ri-dēn dīz),
derivatives of the compound acridine that are closely related to xanthene; important as fluorochromes in histology, cytochemistry, and chemotherapy; examples include acriflavine, acridine orange, and quinacrine mustard.
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Majority of the plasmid curing agents reported earlier such as acridine dyes, ethidium bromide and sodium dodecyl sulphate are unsuitable for therapeutic application due to their toxicity or mutagenic nature (25,26).
The effect of acridine dyes on mating type factors in Escherichia coli.
These include naturally occurring molecules such as chiorophylls, porphyrins, phthalocyanines, flavins, thiazine dyes, acridine dyes, anthraquinone dyes, xanthene dyes, hypercin, tetracyclines, sulfanilamides, psoralens, nalidixic acid, coal tar derivatives, chlorpromazines and aminobenzoic acid derivatives, to name but a few.