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1. Acridine orange
3,6-bis(dimethylamino)acridinium chloride. A toxic, fluorescing dye that stains DNA and RNA and is typically used to identify cancerous tumor cells. When it binds to double-stranded DNA , it fluoresces green; when it binds with the phosphate groups of single-stranded DNA or RNA , it fluoresces orange. The chemical also causes frameshift mutations.