SYBR II problems from FMC BioProducts

STEVEN GERHARDT steven_gerhardt at FMC.COM
Mon Oct 28 18:48:53 EST 1996


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One problem may be the thickness of your gel.  We recommend that you use only 
3-4mm thick gels for the normal staining time of 20-30 minutes.  Also, our 
protocol states a pH range of 7.0-8.0... dilutions made in TE or Water are fine.
Do you use glyoxyl in your RNA gels?  If so, before staining with SYBR you might
want to try immersing the gel in 0.5M ammonium acetate buffer for 45-60 minutes.
This will aid in the staining, as SYBR and EtBr do not stain glyoxylated RNA 
well.

Please let me know if you have other questions.  You may also call us at 
800-521-0390

Steven Gerhardt
FMC BioProducts
Technical Service

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Subject: SYBR II problems
Author:  mjmgmatos at gemini.ci.uc.pt (Manuel J. Matos) at Internet
Date:    10/25/96 4:34 PM


I am having problems with SYBR Green II (FMC) for RNA staining. After 
running the RNA agarose gels, I immerse them in 10 mM sodium phosphate 
buffer, pH 6.8 and a 1:5,000 SYBR Green II (as indicated by FMC). Bands 
become clearly visible over a transilluminator only after 4 hours of 
incubation, instead of the 30 minutes mentioned by FMC. Hints anyone?
     
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