DNA isolation from agarose gels

Stan Vitha vitha at scs.unr.edu
Sun Mar 7 03:32:06 EST 1999

I have good results with home-made spin columns, as described in Elsevier
Science Technical Tips Online, section "Purification Methods"  (avilable through
http://tto.biomednet.com ) article # 01248 "PEPSIs-97: a nested device for high
recovery of DNA from agarose gels" by Nicola Marziliano, Maurizio Zuccotti,
Carlo Alberto Redi, Silvia Garagna.

If you cannot access he journal online, let me know and I will send you a copy.

Good luck.

Sean Fitzsimmons wrote:

> What is the simplest and most efficient method for recovering restriction
> fragments from agarose gels.  I am trying to recover PCR product whose ends
> have been digested with restriction enzymes from HMP agarose.  The gels have
> loads of product, but recovery of approximately 5% seems to be the norm.
> I've tried Wizard PCR preps, Quiex II, and electroelution, all with very
> dissappointing yields.  Any suggestions of simple, high-yield protocols?
> Thanks in advance.
> Sean Fitzsimmons

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