CTAB method

Michael Cooley szcooley at chip.ucdavis.edu
Fri Oct 27 14:49:29 EST 1995

Hi, I am trying to find out how CTAB (cetyl trimethylammonium bromide) 
works in plant DNA extraction procedures to remove polysaccharides. Does 
it bind them? Generally, the methods use a chloroform extraction right 
after a high temp treatment with CTAB. Why? Is it necessary for the CTAB
to work or is it to eliminate proteins? 

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