DNA Quantification

Hiranya Roychowdhury hroychow at NMSU.EDU
Mon Nov 25 11:21:53 EST 1996

At 09:20 AM 11/23/96 -0600, Rick Bright wrote:
>I have extracted DNA from whole blood and have checked the purity using
>the 260/280 ratio.  My professor then asked me how much DNA I extracted,
>in micrograms.  Stumped as I was, I thought I would ask for a method or
>equation that would tell me this.  A rough estimate is fine, is there is
>an easy technique or formula.  Thanks.

Is there a trick question embedded in that? Shouldn't a student working with DNA be able to do the calculation without resorting to the net?

Dr. Hiranya Sankar Roychowdhury
Plant Genetic Engineering Lab.
New Mexico State University
Las Cruces, NM 88003
Ph. (505) 646-5785
hroychow at nmsu.edu

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