Publication-quality labeling of gels using transparency-mounted photographs and word processing software

E. J. Pavlik, K. Nelson, P. D. DePriest

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Obtaining a high quality nucleic acid or protein gel may be an easier and less daunting task than labeling the gel for publication. Techniques for adding information and identifiers to gels range from laboriously applying lettering or labels on gel photographs to computerized approaches that work directly with digitized gel images and produce photographic-quality output. The computerized approach may require specialized software and a considerable investment in a photographic-quality output device, like a dye sublimation printer. It can be argued that electronically processed gel images do not actually achieve the quality readily obtained photographically. We describe an approach that uses photographic gel images that are quickly and easily labeled using the drawing lettering capability of a commercial word processor in widespread use (Microsoft® Word(TM) for Windows® Version 6).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1126-1127
Number of pages2
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology


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