Best way to store DNA?

ELADER at AMBION.COM ELADER at AMBION.COM
Fri Jul 17 17:07:06 EST 1998



>
> I always hydrate with TE pH 8. Degradation is TE is slower than water.
> Does anyone know why?  My genomic DNA is just fine at 4C, but I have only
> a little experience with plasmids.
>
> Anne
>
The tris keeps the pH stable and the EDTA chelates divalent cations. Mg and Mn
cause chemical cleavage of nucleic acids.

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