Open debate: agarose inhibition :-/
torki at NOCS.TSUKUBA-NOC.AFFRC.GO.JP
Wed Jun 9 22:41:54 EST 1999
I often heard that gel purified fragments can be recalcitrant to subsequent
enzymatic treatments (eg. phosphorylation, ligation, etc..). Although I
never had problem before, now I am experiencing serious problems in my new
lab :-( That is I cannot perform even a rudimentary subcloning of my
TAE-agarose/Geneclean purified fragments. I could get rid of that problem
by phenol/chloroform/EtOHppt. I could see a whitish pellet and a white
interface after phenol extraction that I may guess being agarose ? or
Has anyone bear such troubles ? and is there really significant differences
in agarose quality (depending on the supplier/price). Indeed I can carry on
with the phenol extraction but it doesn't really make sense since I am
using kits to get results faster...
Thanks for any comment.
Moez Torki, Ph.D.
Plant Biotechnology Institute,
Ibaraki Agricultural Center, 3165-1 Ago,
Iwama, Nishi-Ibaraki 319-0292, Japan
Email: torki at nocs.tsukuba-noc.affrc.go.jp
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