Mitochondrial DNA extraction?
anita at accord.cco.caltech.edu
Sat Mar 2 00:31:34 EST 1996
From: kpleyte at post.its.mcw.edu (Kay A. Pleyte)
Date: 15 Feb 1996 16:44:09 -0600
Organization: Medical College of Wisconsin; Milwaukee Wisconsin
I'm looking for a method for extraction of DNA from mitochondria. Will
a plasmid prep. protocol work? Any suggestions welcome.
kpleyte at post.its.mcw.edu
Yes, I've done this on mammalian cells or homogenized tissue (using
resin-based plasmid preps, either Promega or roll-your-own
Celite/silica gel), and it works just fine. I actually use it for
isolating extrachromosomal circular DNA, but the mitochondrial DNA
(which is much more plentiful) comes along for the ride. It may be
that you'd get better yield or quality by first doing a mitochondrial
isolation (as Martin Leach suggested) -- I can't speak to that.
anita at cco.caltech.edu
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