J Winkler news.100.johanneswinkler at
Tue Apr 11 01:58:26 EST 2006

Kyle Legate wrote:
> Wolfgang Schechinger wrote:
>> Probably also should be the same for iPropOH as its oxidation product
>> aceton also might react with DNA.
>> To all Bionetters: Please comment! Should one be concerned about it or
>> doen't itr matter at all?
> I had never considered this because I had never run into a situation 
> where modified DNA might be a problem. The couple of times I had bad 
> quality DNA I decided it was from spoiled phenol. Cloning, sequencing, 
> PCR, transfection/transformation have all worked fine using room temp 
> ethanol, sometimes several months old in clear glass on the shelf.

Funny that aceton should be mentioned - at that time, an alternative 
protocol even used aceton for washing the bound DNA, see e.g. .
I actually tried that protocol and got plasmid DNA which I couldn't 
cleave using REs. I then re-ppt'd the DNA, washed using 70% EtOH and 
everything was fine.

I didn't investigate that problem in detail, might have been a one-off 


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