Detergents for RNA/DNA

Richard Dana rcdana at
Mon Feb 6 00:55:13 EST 1995

I am a research scientist in the biotech industry working on DNA and RNA 
isolation procedures.

I am testing different detergents: SDS, CTAB, Triton X-100, etc.

When should a particular detergent NOT be used?

I have developed systems for the FastPrep procedure and continue to seek 
help in optimizing kits to help researchers isoloate DNA and RNA from 
virtually all species.

R. Dana
Senior Scientist
rcdana at

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