DNA solution like glue

Toai T. Nguyen ttnguyen at uci.edu
Wed Nov 18 22:13:52 EST 1998

CTAB = Cetyltrimethylammonium bromide, aka cetrimonium bromide

CTAB is used as a precipitant of nucleic acids and also of
mucopolysaccharides.  The viscous solution is probably a mixture of
both.  The presence of mucopolysaccharides usually does not interfere
with many nucleic acid protocols.  Equilibrium centrifugation in CsCl
will greatly separate the various components of this mixture.

Best of luck,

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