a couple things
sticknbd at ctrvax.vanderbilt.edu
Thu Apr 21 22:54:36 EST 1994
In article <wgallin.1117329353B at NEWS.SRV.UALBERTA.CA>,
wgallin at gpu.srv.ualberta.ca (Warren Gallin) wrote:
> 2) If you have a solution of anything that is cloudy after having been
> at R.T., one good possibility is that something grew in it. Mind you,
> anything that grows in EtBr is one weird organism. Anyway, that would
> explain the precipitation and probably the problem with your RNA; the
> creature produced RNase that chewed your RNA. This is a speculation, and is
> not based on experience or authority.
> Warren Gallin,
> Department of Zoology, University of Alberta
> wgallin at gpu.srv.ualberta.ca
Thanks. It was not a cloudy kind of opacity. I was reluctant to
sniff EtBr, although the thought did cross my mind. It was
simply very, very dark, kind of a black-red, and in a 15ml
conical tube, this was surprising. I had assumed that the
precipitate I witnessed in the wells was the RNA complexed
with EtBr, but like you, I have no evidence to back up this
notion. Again, thanks for the input.
Sorry for the double post, too---don't know how that happened.
sticknbd at miranda.cc.vanderbilt.edu
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