stability of frozen labda stocks

Michael L. Sullivan mlsulliv at facstaff.wisc.edu
Thu Mar 29 15:38:55 EST 2001


Does anybody out there know to what extent repeated freeze-thawing of
lambda phage stocks (with 7% DMSO) effects the titer?  Clearly, I'd want to
minimize the number of cycles, but say I have a library or some other stock
that is in a large volume relative to the application need.  How
deliterious would thawing, alliquoting, and refreezing be.  And how about
filimentous phage.  Is freeze thawing a DMSO stock really bad for it?

Thanks,
Mike

Michael L. Sullivan, Ph.D

U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center
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Madison WI, 53706

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