Getting DMSO out of parafin wax?
prigge at biology.lsa.umich.edu
Sat Mar 18 13:39:51 EST 2000
I was going to do some hot-start PCR with parafin. (I.e., having the Taq
separated from the oligos and DNA by wax that melts during the first
denaturation step.) Well, I realized that this lab has cases of Paraplast
Plus parafin containing an unspecified amount of DMSO, but no DMSO-free
parafin. If I extract the wax a couple times with water, would that get
rid of enough of the DMSO that I won't have to alter my PCR conditions?
Michael J. Prigge phone: (734) 647-4153
Department of Biology fax: (734) 647-0884
University of Michigan
830 North University
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1048
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