PCR on whole yeast cells

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From: dak at apldbio.com (Dave Knorr)
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Subject: Re: PCR on whole yeast cells
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In article <2t7ks6$a9a at mserv1.dl.ac.uk> Dr. I. Dunham, idunham at crc.ac.uk
>>Incidently Eric Green has recently found that this colony PCR does not
>>reproducibly in thermocylcers with a heated top plate if you omit the
>>mineral oil.

>Does anyone have a theory as to why that would be?

>Dave Knorr

Just a guess, but possibly the mineral oil is sequestering some hydrophobic
compound which bothers the PCR reaction.  My guess would be cell membrane.


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