DNA crosslinking on nylon memberane

Rory O'Brien via methods%40net.bio.net (by rory.obrien from stonebow.otago.ac.nz)
Wed Jul 16 19:34:08 EST 2008

Hi Tracy,

I think DNA binds pretty strongly to positively charged membranes. I seem to
recall several occasions where, using charged membranes, crosslinking was
omitted but didn't seem to make any discernable difference...


- Rory

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> Subject: DNA crosslinking on nylon memberane
> Hello,
> I am trying to crosslink DNA to nylon membrane for southern 
> blots.  Besides traditional UV crosslinking (may induce DNA 
> damage) and baking (causes DNA to denature), are there any 
> other way to crosslink DNA onto nylon memberanes?  For my 
> purpose, I hope minimize DNA damage and keep that DNA in 
> native condition for the Southern blots.
> Tracy
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