isoamyl alcohol

Frances Hannan Zoology flh at
Thu Feb 16 06:30:14 EST 1995

>>In article <3hol30$gla at>, burbly at
>(Marc A. Borbely) writes:
>>>i have looked everywhere but can't find an answer:
>>>why in the world is isoamyl alcohol used together with phenol and 
>>>chloroform for extraction of nucleic acids?

On a slightly different tack - is it OK to use chloroform/isoamyl alcohol
for storing phage lysates? I have been using unadulterated CHCl3....


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