Algae busting

Ambiocomm - Richard Dana rcdana at
Wed Mar 22 12:03:39 EST 1995

I ordered a beadbeater yesterday and they aid to use 0.5 mm glass beads.
I have large amounts of algae to process. But the question remains: How 
do I get out the DNA.


On Tue, 21 Mar 1995, Jack Kramer wrote:

> Have you tried the beadbeater or similar devices?  Some micro marine
> algae can be extremely difficult to lyse.  The beadbeater was the
> only thing I found that worked for some.  It also works for marine
> yeasts which are also very difficult.

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