R.Jayakumar at roswellpark.org
Thu Sep 22 18:59:33 EST 2005
They help to denature and precipitate the proteins in the DNA extract. It does not affect the nucleic acids. Just to clear up the muck. A second wash with chloroform alone helps to remove any traces of phenol in the acqueous extract. Traces of phenol can still destroy any DNA modification enzymes used later. Some people add isoamylalcohol too (1 part in 25) to prevent frothing.
Hope that helps
From: methods-bounces at oat.bio.indiana.edu on behalf of parsi.parto at gmail.com
Sent: Thu 9/22/2005 4:01 AM
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Subject: phenol chloroform
could someone please tell me what's the exact role of phenol chloroform
in DNA extraction?
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