RNA storage

Andrei Popov ANDREI.POPOV at bbsrc.ac.uk
Fri Sep 8 09:37:12 EST 1995


>The only support I could muster is Chomczynski (NAR 20[14]:3791-3792, 1992)
>where he showed that storage of RNA in formamide eliminates degradation.>>
>That works too, but is not suitable for some purposes (e.g., anything where
>RT is the next step).  I would bet that formamide inactivates RNAases--any
>support here?

Sorry, no support for "is not suitable for some purposes (e.g., anything where
RT is the next step)."
I store my RNA in formamide and use it for reverse transcription.
Never failed so far.


>More than you wanted to know.  Hope this helps.
>Jim Hutchins                               

Regards

Andrei Popov




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