1/5X TE for long term storage of genomic DNA

Richard P. Grant rpg14 at yahoo.co.uk.invalid
Wed Jan 23 10:13:52 EST 2002

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<Pine.SGI.4.33.0201231500150.7148250-100000 at mole.bio.cam.ac.uk>,
 Michael Witty <mw132 at mole.bio.cam.ac.uk> wrote:

> My two cents: I tried purifying lambda DNA and storing in water at minus
> twenty degrees. It broke down and went all smearry.  Maybe my water was of
> poor quality, but since then I have always used the conventional T10E1
> buffer, pH8.

You probably had contaminating DNases that activated on thawing.


Richard P. Grant  0x5F9559B1                          MRC Lab of Mol Biol
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