Solubilizing RNA in water

Ralf Weigel weigeler at
Thu Jun 4 13:06:18 EST 1998

Dear Mary,

we have had the same problem. The reason for insolubility is
contamination with polysaccharides. Try using a plant-enhanced version
of the protocol that has been discussed earlier in this group (search
the archives) which utilizes a different precipitation method. In our
hands it was most important to extract thoroughly with trizol (by gently
vortexing for 3-5min) to remove polysaccharide and protein

R. Weigel
General Virology
Institute of Genetics
University of Hohenheim
Emil Wolff Str.14
70599 Stuttgart
Tel.: +049/711/4592395
Fax: ~4592937

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