DNA extraction from yeast - need help

Christian Velten cve at abc.univie.ac.at
Thu May 8 14:38:53 EST 1997

Magdalena Cano Plewinska wrote:

> He is trying to isolate yeast DNA and has had no luck. I gather that
> he is using glass beads to break up the cells and phenol for DNA
> extraction.

I think that the glass beads will

a) break the chromosomal DNA and
b) bind many DNA.

Most people use Zymolyase digestion of the cell wall. I can post you the
protocol if you want me to.


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