How does ethidium bromide (EtBr) allow researchers to identify the location of DNA fragments or RNA molecules in electrophoresis gels?

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EtBr binds to a specific region of the nucleic acids, acting as a fluorescent molecular probe.

  

EtBr intercalates between the nucleotide bases of the nucleic acids and fluoresces under UV light.

  

EtBr binds to a specific restriction site in nucleic acids and fluoresces under UV light.

  

EtBr binds to the nucleotide bases in nucleic acids and fluoresces under UV light.

 

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EtBr intercalates between the nucleotide bases of the nucleic acids and fluoresces under UV light.

 

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