FW: DNA absorbance readings

dbell dbell at qnis.net
Tue Nov 27 16:07:11 EST 2001

Hi Tina

IMHO it kind of depends on what you are going to do with the DNA.
If you just want to do fragment analysis, try a PCR.  If you get amplification - the prep is fine for what you are trying to do.
If you are doing something else, you may want to try other DNA isolation techniques or try other purification steps.

Deanne Bell
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	-----Original Message-----
	From:	Tina Higgins [SMTP:thiggins at wpi.edu]
	Sent:	Tuesday, November 27, 2001 12:17 PM
	To:	methods at hgmp.mrc.ac.uk
	Subject:	DNA absorbance readings

	I've done seven DNA extractions from C. elegans preps using a proteinase K
	digestion of the tissue followed by a phenol/chloroform extraction.  The
	spec readings at 260nm are pretty much what I expect, but the 260/280
	ratio is always at least 3 and sometimes as high as 5.  Is this something
	to be concerned about?
	--Tina Higgins


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