Freezing PCR products

Paul N Hengen pnh at
Thu Mar 17 18:25:09 EST 1994

 In article <2lpdbt$8v2 at>
 bss032 at writes:

>>A colleague of mine says that freezing a PCR product makes it disappear.
>>Does anyone have any information on this subject?  The topic came up when a
>>PCR product was frozen prior to gel analysis.  My colleague attributed the
>>absence of product to freezing.  Naturally we are testing it.  The
>>identical reaction did work a few days ago.
> Yes, but, dancing naked around the freezer makes it reappear :-).

I just did that experiment! Wouldn't you know it...the DNA was still there,
but all my labmates disappeared ;-) *POOF* like magic.

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