KI and DNA purification

Cornelius Krasel krasel at
Tue Mar 30 04:21:41 EST 1999

Bernard P. Murray, PhD <bpmurray*STUFFER*> wrote:
> In article <7dp5pu$7ht$1 at>, jag100 at wrote:
>> I have inherited a protocol for purifying DNA from agarose gels with
>> Promega's AgarACE enzyme.  The protocol I have calls for melting the gel
>> slices in 5.2M KI (final conc ~1.7M in ~300 ul total volume) before adding
>> the AgarACE.
> Is that really KI?  I thought most protocols user periodate
> (KIO4) or perchlorate for dissolution of agarose.

I was told that GeneClean uses KI for dissolving agarose.


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