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Dana Ann Dudle ddudle at indiana.edu
Fri Jun 27 09:58:17 EST 1997

To avoid problems with ethidium bromide, I always cut the gel before I 
stain... this works if you are doing population-level studies where you 
know where the bands you are interested in will be on the gel.  THis 
saves MUCH money without being dangerous.  Another thing we did (in a 
well funded but frugal lab) was save TBE and TAE for a week, in beakers 
near the gel rigs.  I don't know if this is standard procedure or not, 
but it definitely seemed to work.  This actually probably saves more time 
than money, however.  Still valuable, though!

By the way-- I never imagined NOT racking my own pipet tips.  Maybe I 
don't deal in the volume that some of you do, however.

Debra M. McDonough (donough at UCSUB.COLORADO.EDU) wrote:
> Repour agarose gels.  Unless you need to blot the gel or cut bands from
> it, you can usually remelt, repour and reuse a gel several times.  It's
> actually easier than weighing more agarose!
> deb

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