Glucose in alkaline lysis! (was: Re: Merlin maxiprep help?)

Jose de las Heras via (by josenet from
Wed Jul 18 04:23:53 EST 2007

"Peter Ellis" <pjie2 from> wrote in message 
news:5g5r0mF3eg8n3U1 from
> DK wrote:
>> This can be a fun little puzzle:
>> Do YOU know why 50 mM glucose is included in "P1"?
> When the PhD students end up working too late and having a blood sugar 
> crash, they need *something* to drink.
> Peter

That's because the alcohol cabinets are locked...

The reason teh glucose is there has something to do with animal/bug rights 
and humane killing etc, and it's just to make the subsequent lysis sweeter.

Alright... I'm going already ;-)


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