Primer Degradation?

Pascal Mertens Pascal.Mertens at
Wed Oct 1 03:41:49 EST 1997

In article (Dans l'article) <gilbride-3009971316320001 at>,
gilbride at (Kevin Gilbride) wrote (écrivait) :

> I need some advise regarding the stabilty of primers.

Not directly linked to your problem:
long term (in)stability: a (previously good) primer stored 6 years at -20
as a 100X stock and reused in sequencing does not work anymore.
It seems to be the same for a plasmid (maxiprep, 6 years old): no more
readable sequence (tested of course with a new primer that works on a new


Pascal Mertens
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