Gel Drying Infuriation (bad joke)

David Martin x3175 dmartin at
Tue Oct 5 03:36:25 EST 1993

In article <1993Oct4.141711.4725 at> David Stillman <stillman at> writes:
>However, I can offer you a poor joke from others who have suffered the
>same fate:
>Question: What do you call a gel that explodes into a dozen pieces on the
>gel dryer?
>Answer: A Middle-Eastern.

We use the term Eastern Blot for an attempt to western blot in which the 
current on the gel tank flows in the wrong direction.. eluting the  bands 
into the transfer buffr instead of the nitrocellulose.


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