Recovering DNA from pond water

dkim at dkim at
Tue Aug 3 11:02:50 EST 1993

(Posting for a friend)
My friend wants to isolate microorganisms (e.g. bacteria) from pond water or 
soil and purify the DNA from them for PCR amplification.  It is possible to
isolate DNA from the samples, but it cannot be purified away from stuff that
inhibits the PCR.  Has anyone tried this?  (E-mail replies would be best to:
KIM at FLOVAX.LANL.GOV)  Thanks.  Daniel Kim

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