PCR on fresh plant tissue?
sge1 at unix.york.ac.uk
Mon Jul 17 03:35:59 EST 1995
On 14 Jul 1995, Tsu-Hwie Liu wrote:
> Does anybody know how to do PCR on fresh plant tissue? I have some small
> putative transgenic plants with GUS gene. They are too small for me to do
> DNA extraction and sourthern hybridization. Can I use a small portion of
> plant to amplify GUS gene by PCR?
There are numerous methods to extract DNA from fresh plant tissue but the
best reference for you is Edwards et al (1991) Nuc. Acids Res. 19 (6)
1349. As this paper refers to the extraction of DNA and PCR using GUS
specific primers of putatively transformed plants. If you have any
problems let me know and I can send you references of "cleaner"
University of York, UK
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