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If you are a scientific professional who uses antibodies or fluorescent probes, the Molecular Probes Handbook is a must. That said, the information is available for free online at [...]. The information and the references are invaluable and well worth having at hand as a hard copy if you can spare the forty bucks.
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This is the new edition of the classic book produced by RP Haugland for Molecular Probes ages ago. Since then, they were Invitrogen, then Life Technologies, but this section is still Molecular Probes. And the book, which is also a catalog, helps to select the best fluorophores for multitude of experiments. You do not need to read it all, but you must have it on your desk, if you are a researcher in molecular biology, biochemistry, or molecular biophysics. It is cheaper from Amazon then from Life Technologies directly.
It is a shame Invitrogen charges customers to get this Handbook just because is very useful (it used to be free of charge), given the ridiculous amounts of money researchers pay Invitrogen through buying their products. It makes me not want to buy Invitrogen products anymore (Awful marketing). They should make free of charge at least an electronic version of the Handbook.