Maxiprep woes

Cornelius Krasel krasel at
Wed Oct 25 03:19:40 EST 2000

"Alan Smith" <alansmith at> wrote:
> Cornelius Krasel wrote: 
>> 3) Don't wash with 70% ethanol.
> How can not washing with 70% ethanol increase the yield of a DNA prep?

I have often observed that 70% ethanol decreased the yield of a DNA prep.
I don't think that it is because of the DNA being soluble in the ethanol,
but because the pelleting of the DNA after the wash is incomplete.


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