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Binding of Cationic Dyes to Nucleic Acids and Other Biological Polyanions

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SCOTT, J., WILLETT, I. Binding of Cationic Dyes to Nucleic Acids and Other Biological Polyanions. Nature 209, 985–987 (1966).

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