Ethanol in my RNA/TE buffer

Mark Ledesma mledesma at
Wed Jun 23 14:32:19 EST 2004

I know it is customary when washing an RNA pellet with 75% ethanol to
dry the ethanol off the pellet before suspending it in TE buffer.
Could someone kindly explain why?

Someone I know who looks kind of like me (it isn't me, really) just
forgot to dry his pellet and surely has some ethanol in with his RNA
and TE. How bad is this?

Thanks for any help,
Mark Ledesma

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