Does autoclaving destroy DNA

Jose de las Heras via (by josenet from
Wed Feb 21 18:27:38 EST 2007

Years ago, we used to autoclave wheat DNA as a substitute for sonication... 
It doesn't work as well as sonication, but you do get a smear in the end.
I never tried it on short molecules, like plasmids etc, so I don't know how 
well those would fare.


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