Help! Problem with Northern Blots!->Membrane swaps & Church hyb

Bradley Turner bsturner at MBCRR.HARVARD.EDU
Thu Apr 10 13:27:35 EST 1997

Hello Joy,

There has recently been discussion in this group and in the literature
about manufacturers changing the formulations of their nylon membranes
causing high background on blots.  Below I've included some of the emails
that contain the references to these discussions.  I recently spoke with
one of the suppliers about this and they did say that a change in their
nylon membrane formulation led to unacceptably high background hybridization
and that using "Church's hybridization buffer" as discussed below would
eliminate this.

I think that you can access the TiBS articles via the WEB at

(all kudos to Paul Hengen)

I hope this helps,
Brad Turner

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