Westerns going bang.

Frances Hannan Zoology flh at mole.bio.cam.ac.uk
Fri Jun 9 05:43:38 EST 1995

"Raymond Dalgleish, Dept of Genetics" <ray at leicester.ac.uk> writes:

>I recall from my Ph.D. days (late 70's) a Southern blot on 
>nitrocellose that "exploded" while being baked at 80 degrees.
>In fact it was more of muffled thud than an explosion and the
>brown remains of the filter were splattered over the Whatman
>paper in which it had been loosly folded.

Was it in a vacuum oven? The vacuum reputedly stops such explosions 
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