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Fried RT-PCR! Help!

Fri Jul 15 12:36:41 EST 1994

Dear netters,

I've been amplifying potyviral CP genes for a sequencing project over the last 
few months, and now suddenly the immunocapture RT-PCR will no longer provide me
with results. At first, I thought that maybe the enzymes (MuLV reverse 
transcriptase and AmpliTaq) had died (which turned out to be true after I did 
a series of control runs). I then ordered a new kit and new enzymes and still
got absolutely no product. I then checked the water quality, as we have had 
some problems with our MilliQ system, and found that it was OK. I tried another
source for the water but still got no results. I checked to make sure my 
primers were ok, and the still prime for sequencing, so now I've run out of 
options. If anyone has some suggestions, I'd REALLY appreciate them.

Thanks in advance,

Andrew Scott
Agriculture Canada - Central Plant Health Laboratory
3851 Fallowfield Road				Voice:(613) 998-9320 X5904
Nepean, Ontario					Fax   (613) 996-2497
CANADA  K2H 8P9					Email: scotta at ncccot7.agr.ca

			"It's not a tumour!" -A. Schwarzenegger

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