DNA solution like glue

Geoffrey Kidd gkidd at aptagen.com
Fri Nov 13 15:17:05 EST 1998

I'm not sure what CTAB stands for, but from your description of your solution, it
sounds like it could be pure DNA already.  DNA is extremely viscous.  You may need
to shear it by repeated passage through a pipet and/or a needle in order to reduce
the DNA length and, therefore, the viscosity.  Hope this helps.

Geoffrey Kidd, Ph.D.
Technical Services Manager
Aptagen, Inc.

Xiao wrote:

> Hi,
> I am trying to isolate DNA from leave of a few gymnosperm species using CTAB.
>  I get huge amount of `cloud` after isopropanol.  When the pellet was
> dissolved in TE, it becomes glue-dense solution that can hardly be handled
> with a tip.  Any suggestions as how to clean up this glue?  Thanks in advance!
> Regards!
> Xiao

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