Removal of PCR DNA contamination

Brett Beitzel bbeitzel at jeeves.ucsd.edu
Mon Dec 16 11:21:40 EST 1996


In article <58rrg4$14e at mserv1.dl.ac.uk>, "John Morrow"
<johnm at am.alba.umc.akzonobel.nl> wrote:

> Does anybody know of a good way to remove DNA contamination from surfaces by
> chemical means, as opposed to UV.
> 
> Cheers
> John

I remember reading a Biotechniques article a while back that said that 10%
bleach worked the best.  If you set up your PCRs in a hood, though, the
bleach will corrode the metal (so I'm told.)

Cheers,



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