TA cloning (the secret)

Dr. Duncan Clark duncan at nospam.demon.co.uk
Thu Jun 18 03:36:29 EST 1998

In article <1998061722491600.SAA05060 at ladder03.news.aol.com>, Gregg Silk
<greggsilk at aol.com> writes

>If you don't use the PCR product
>*immediately,* you should do 1X chloroform extraction to kill the Taqpol! 

Chloroform will not kill all the Taq pol. It is very hardy.

Just store your product at -20C. When you come to use it add a little
extra Taq pol and stick it on a PCR machine for 10mins at 70C to add the
A overhang again. Use immediately for TA cloning.

The problem with being on the cutting edge is that you occasionally get 
sliced from time to time....

Duncan Clark
DNAmp Ltd.
TEl/FAX 01252376288

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