I am ageing on a problem!

Ralf Oltmanns Biologist at SpyRing.com
Thu Nov 6 08:10:28 EST 1997

I am trying to extract mRNA from soil bacteria via direct lysis and I
already aged decades doing it.
I need a very potent RNase-inhibiting agent. I used GITC
(guanidin-isothiocyanate) and DEPC (diethyl-pyrocarbonate) in different
protocols with not really satisfactory results, whereas they really work
fine with pure cultures.

I would be grateful for any advice.


(Please reply by mail, too, 'cos' I am not following this group
regularly. Thanx again)

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### do the Impossible for the Ungrateful

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