CyDyes are a group of bright fluorescent dyes which can be used in genomic and protein research. Cy dye labelled nucleotides exhibit the following properties:
- High sensitivity
- Low nonspecific binding
- High photostability
- High water solubility
- pH insensitive
For labeling DNA and RNA probes, especially for multicolor analysis in microarrays, FISH, chromosome identification, whole chromosome painting, karyotyping, and gene mapping.
CyDye labeled nucleotides are available in a range of bright, intense colors with narrow emission bands, well suited for multiplexing within a single sample.