salmon sperm DNA and glycogen

Rollie, Adrienne via (by arollie from
Wed Jan 28 14:42:14 EST 2009

  I am wondering about the interchangeability of salmon sperm DNA and glycogen as 'carriers'.  I thought that these play different roles, but have recently been told that they can both be used for certain applications.  I will be eluting DNA off of a streptavidin bead/biotinylated probe for PCR, and the elution buffer protocol calls for salmon sperm DNA.  I'm curious if this would be one of the times, but since I'm not precipitating the DNA and the 'carrier' function here is more likely to override any non-specific nucleotide binding to the probes or beads, I'm not sure. Any info would be appreciated.

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