We are contemplating purchase of an automated DNA sequencing system. After
considering a number of alternatives, it would seem that a dedicated instrument
is probably the best way to go vs. one that reads radioactivity off the gel or
an autorad reader. In any case, it comes down to Applied Biosystems, Pharmacia
and Li-Cor (I donUt know whatever became of the Millipore instrument). I would
appreciate any comments from those of you out there with direct experience with
any of these instruments as to ease of use, reliability, accuracy, maintenence
costs and anything else you might deem relevant. Please e-mail responses
directly to me at:
pberger at marvin.ag.uidaho.edu
Please, no responses from individuals affiliated with any of these companies.
Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
University of Idaho