denaturating agarose gel electrophoresis

Urs Lewandrowski Urs.Lewandrowski at
Fri Nov 16 17:05:05 EST 2001


I´m looking for the chemical principle behind denaturating formaldehyde gel
electrophoresis (agarose gels for RNA identification). Does anyone know, how
exactly the formaldehyde interacts with RNA or where the denaturating effect
comes from? A link to tech. lit (primary literature) would be best!


Urs Lewandrowski
urs.lewandrowski at

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