Question on mt-DNA

Petur Henry Petersen php at rhi.hi.is
Mon Feb 5 10:28:24 EST 1996

>   I'm engaged in a project of phylogeny using cyt-b gene. I'd like to hear
>opinions about the best way of amplifying mt-DNA. I see that most people
>amplify cyt-b from total DNA, but others isolate the mt-DNA previously in order
>to avoid nuclear interferences.
>What do you think about this?

	Just proteinase digest the tissue for 1-2 hrs. and phenol-extract
it and precipitate the DNA with EtOH. Or use kits such as DNA-isolator
or Direct DNA (biotin). Nothing to it!


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