How long will labelled oligos last?

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Wed Dec 18 21:34:44 EST 1996

Mike MacDonell wrote:

[Snip]... Frequently we have found that an oligo that performs
beautifully as a PCR primer, will perform only acceptably after 8-9 months, and
may not prime at all after 18 months. [snip]...Best Regards!

Does this stand for labeled oligos only or for all of them?
(I've had some oligos stored for almost two years and the idea of having to
throw them away unused -for PCR at least- doesn't cheer me up one bit).


Facundo Garcia Bournissen,
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