How does bleach kill DNA?

Tom Weaver tom.weaver at hexagen.co.uk
Thu Jun 4 06:57:45 EST 1998


Dear bio.net,

How does bleach destroy DNA?  We are interested in finding a reliable
way of decontaminating PCR products from our bench tops and from closed
systems (such as liquid handling robots).  Would acid depurination work
more efficiently?

Thanks,

Tom Weaver
tom.weaver at hexagen.co.uk




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