DNA in H2O ???

Richard Daines rdaines at q.continuum.net
Wed Oct 16 18:02:46 EST 1996


Samples I made of plasmid DNA stored at 4 C in water lasted about 6 months.
 Samples at -20 C a bit longer.  Degradation is due to the fact that DNA is
an acidic molecule and sould be buffered.  
-- 
Richard J. Daines
Mystic, CT

rdaines at q.continuum.net


Joe Hilario <U51141 at uicvm.uic.edu> wrote in article
<96289.235403U51141 at uicvm.uic.edu>...
> can anyone tell me in their opinion how long they would
> estimate DNA such as poly(dA) would remain intact in ddH2O
> at 4 deg. C  ??
> 
> I was curious as to any degradation after a certain time of the
> DNA not being buffered???
> 
> thanks ,  joe
> 



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