Chloroform & lambda: How and why?

Kalyanaraman kalyan at MORPHEUS.WUSTL.EDU
Sun Apr 28 18:21:13 EST 1996


  


On 17 Apr 1996 acatalan at EXTRO.UCC.SU.OZ.AU wrote:

> I want to know how chloroform works in preserving lambda.
> 
> What is its function after in-vitro packaging?
> 
> Does it have another function other than preservative?
> 
> Much obliged!
> 
> Alberto Catalano
> 
> Kanematsu Labs
> RPA Hospital Sydney
> Australia
> 
> 
In my opinion, it is SM buffer(Magnesium) that is responsible for the 
stabilkity of the phage. Chloroform merely prevents the growth of any 
microbe 



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