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drm21 at mole.bio.cam.ac.uk (David Micklem) writes:
> I used to have a very useful protocol for doing minipreps in 96 well
> plates. Now I can't find the paper, and I can't remember the authors names
> or the journal, nor even the year! I've done a bit of literature searching
> for it, but I just can't find it.
>> Does anyone out there know this method and have a reference? An outline of
> the method as I remember it follows:
>> Grow up bugs in 1ml tubes on 96well format (available USA/Scientific Plastics).
>> Using multichannel pipette, transfer 100ul each to 100ul glycerol for stocks.
>> Tranfer another 100ul to another 96-well plate. Pellet cells
>> Prep DNA by a slightly modified alkaline lysis procedure. (This is the bit
> that I need the paper for!
>> The DNA quality was fine for restriction analysis, but not great for sequencing.
>> Thanks for your help.....
If you DNA is in M13 have you tried magnetic bead preps?
I do 96 in about 1 hour using beads from Dynal which have lac Z on
them. These work fine for automatic sequencing.
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