lambda packaging kits

John Dixon jpcd0 at
Fri Nov 18 08:02:52 EST 1994

In article <CzF90v.81o at>, campcl at wrote:

> Hello, 
>         I would be interested in hearing about what experiences and
> comments you all many have with respect to the ease of use, cost-
> effectiveness, and/or best lambda packing kit/extracts to use.

I have been using the Ready to Go lambda packaging kit from Pharmacia.
This is stable at room temp, which is a great relief compared to the
Stratagene kits I used previously. They cost £70 here, for 7 reactions,
and the two times I did a control packaging reaction I got efficiencies of
2.2 x10 E8 and 1.8 x10E8 plaques/ug DNA. I have stopped doing this control
because of the expense, and have experienced no problems yet.

No affiliation etc etc

Good luck

John Dixon                     Lab 44 (223) 334131
Wellcome/CRC Institute         Fax 44 (223) 334134
Dept Genetics
Cambridge University    
United Kingdom       e-m: jpcd0 at

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