[FUN] Dumbest lab experience?

Alex Brands abbrands at artsci.wustl.edu
Thu Dec 14 14:58:32 EST 2000

On Thu, 14 Dec 2000, Bonehammer wrote:
> Any more contributions?

My own:

Reading an S35 sequencing gel in the wrong direction; no wonder I didn't
get any BLAST hits!

Using agar instead of agarose for a DNA gel.  It works OK, the bands
aren't as sharp, and for some reason, one of the dyes will not leave the


A friend of mine wanted to do a Southern Blot to make sure a particular
ORF was present in the genome of a particular strain of yeast.  She
generated the probe by PCR...the template?  Genomic DNA from the strain
she wanted to test.


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