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SST tubes, a cheap alternative

John Nash nash at biologysx.lan.nrc.ca
Tue Aug 10 16:59:51 EST 1993

In article <1993Aug10.175048.1 at molbiol.ox.ac.uk> mwgaunt at molbiol.ox.ac.uk writes:

>   The company 5'-> 3 Prime ( address by Graham Atherton, 5 Aug 1993) 
>   catagorises its gel barriers, which it terms phase lock gels, as heavy 
>   and light depending on the density. The two catagories are used for 
>   different manipulations, for instance high is always used on RNA 
>   extractions ( psst company seems eager to give free samples). 
>                                        Hope this helps

>                                           Mike Gaunt (mwgaunt at ac.ox.uk.)
>                                           Inst. Virology
>                                           Oxford  UK.

Usually I avoid phenol whenever I can, but when extracting DNA from 
methanogens, I have to phenol extract it to get it to cut.  SInce I started 
using Phase Lock gel tubes (from 5' -> 3'), my DNA yield has increased 
substantially from not leaving half of the sample in the tube to avoid 
capturing the interface.  I use the 15 ml centrifuge tube and Phase Lock 
Heavy for this.

The other time I use Phase Lock (Light) gel is when phenol extracting after 
primer extension of bacterial RNA.

Both work well... usual disclaimers apply.

  cheers, John

  John Nash                           | Email: Nash at biologysx.lan.nrc.ca.
  Institute for Biological Sciences   |
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