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Fw: What is the effect of a 5' overhang on gel mobility?

Dr. Hiranya S. Roychowdhury hroychow at nmsu.edu
Wed Jan 10 21:31:54 EST 2001

Do you really know what you are talking about?
>I haven't really done any of this work but i would think that 4 bp would
>make a difference.
>When you run restriction fragments out on a gel, I think the fragments are
>denatured and run in such a manner that you have resolution to 1 - 2 bp.
>Kind of like a sequencing gel.  In my humble opinion (IMHO) if you want
>these two fragments to migrate down a gel at the same speed, you should
>make the PCR product as long as the restriction fragment including the
>overhang.  Then denature all the fragments and run the gel.
>Deanne Bell
>Molecular Markers Lab Technician
>USDA Agricultural Research Service
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Dr. Hiranya Sankar Roychowdhury
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