Cysteine in RNA extraction

Mehrdad mhbabaei at science.uottawa.ca
Fri Jan 25 01:15:09 EST 2002


Hi all,

I have used a protocol with cysteine in the extraction buffer to isolate RNA
from plants with secondary metabolites .The protocol doesn't mention why
cysteine is used. What is the role of cysteine? Can you give me some
references?

Thanks.

Mehrdad


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Mehrdad Hajibabaei
PhD Candidate
Biology Dept.
University of Ottawa
Canada

mhbabaei at science.uottawa.ca





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