Dextran sulfate: replaced by PEG?

Belhumeur Pierre belhumep at ERE.UMontreal.CA
Thu Jun 20 23:00:45 EST 1996

Hi everybody,

I have heard many times that dextran sulfate could be replaced by PEG for 
nucleic acid hybridization...It's time once again to buy Dextran and I 
was wondering if anyone could comment on PEG. How efficient? Which PEG 
actually? 400? 20000??

Any input would be greatly appreciated!

Pierre Belhumeur
U. of Montreal
belhumep at

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