RNA storage

Frances Hannan Zoology flh at mbfs.bio.cam.ac.uk
Fri Feb 11 09:33:56 EST 1994


>In article <dboyd-090294172645 at nazar.dent.umanitoba.ca> dboyd at ccu.umanitoba.ca (D. Boyd) writes:
>>Having some trouble keeping RNA intact (surprise). I vaguely remember
>>reading one of those useful one page methods papers at the end of a Nucleic
>>Acids Research volume a few years ago (sometime in the last 2 years I
>>think) about keeping your RNA stored in formamide and in the freezer.
>>Anybody have the reference or know the details? Thanks! And my boss thanks
>>you!

>	Sorry I don't have the paper at hand to give you the references,
>but just look through Medline under the author name of Peter Chomczynski.

Since I do have it nearby here 'tis:

Piotr Chomczynski "Solubilization in formamide protects RNA from
degradation" Nucleic Acids Research, 20 (14) 3791-3792

I meant to try this but never quite got around to it (yet...). 

Frances Hannan
AFRC LMS, Zoology, Cambridge, UK
flh at mbfs.bio.cam.ac.uk



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