Heteromultimeric fluorophores are provided for binding to DNA, which allow for the detection of DNA in electrical separations and preparation of probes having high-fluorescent efficiencies and large Stokes shifts. In addition, by appropriate choice of fluorescent molecules, one can use a single narrow wavelength band excitation light source, while obtaining fluorescent emissions having sufficient separation to be readily discriminated.
CROSS-REFERENCE TO GOVERNMENT GRANT
This invention was made with Government support under Grant Contract No. DE-FG-91ER61125 awarded by the Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in this invention.