DNA stability

Leonard N. Bloksberg bloksber at pilot.msu.edu
Mon Oct 25 16:27:00 EST 1993


In Article <2aadruINNl9 at uwm.edu> "wahlberg at csd4.csd.uwm.edu (James M Wahlberg)" says:
> 	Well, you see, I have this friend...  No really.  Someone in our lab
> left some Triton/boiling minipreps (ala The Big Red Book) in isopropyl
> alcohol for >2 weeks.  I guess I'll find out when I get the chance to run
> these preps on a gel whether or not they're any good.  In the mean time, I
> was wondering if anybody out there has any feel for how stable plasmid DNA,
> or DNA in general, is upon extended storage in isopropyl alcohol.  
> 
> 
> 			Molecular in Milwaukee
> 
In my experience, DNA is stable in alcohol (propanol or ethanol) for years.
.	Good Luck, this should be no problem for you.
.
.			Leonard N. Bloksberg
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