Why use LMP agarose gels?

James Smith jpsmith at umich.edu
Mon Aug 14 14:36:03 EST 1995


I am wondering why everyone seems to use LMP agarose gels.  I have been using
the Bio-Rad Prep-a-Gene kit to elute DNA from standard gel, so I didn't think 
LMP gel would be necessary.  Now I'm beginning to wonder if there may be
something in standard agarose that is contaminating my DNA (ligase inhibitors?)
as ligation is not working out for me.

Thanks,
Jim



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