DNA extraction from very tough microorganism
"srohrer(removethis)" at immv.unizh.ch
Tue Jun 6 03:17:15 EST 2000
Damien Marsic wrote:
> Commercial kits from Promega and Qiagen (using their protocol for
> gram-positive bacteria) have failed. This bug resists heat, ultrasounds,
> lysozyme, proteinase K, SDS, phenol. I just could not break the cells and
> release the DNA.
Have you got access to a bead-beater? we have a reciprocating shaker from
Bio101 that works with small glass beads - works great for Gram positives.
Institute of Medical Microbiology
University of Zurich
srohrer at immv dot unizh dot ch
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