Pure and Simple

A General Guide To Prep Sizes DNA Preparation Kits Top Ten Reasons to Try a DNA Preparation Kit DNA is the foundation of life--and of your life's work. The application of many molecular biological techniques in the modern laboratory rests on the ability to isolate pure populations of plasmid DNA and pure, high molecular weight genomic DNA from biological materials. Over the past 10 years or so, clever techniques have been developed for separating the desired DNA component from unwanted RNA, prot

Grace Athas
Nov 7, 1999

A General Guide To Prep Sizes
DNA Preparation Kits
Top Ten Reasons to Try a DNA Preparation Kit

DNA is the foundation of life--and of your life's work. The application of many molecular biological techniques in the modern laboratory rests on the ability to isolate pure populations of plasmid DNA and pure, high molecular weight genomic DNA from biological materials. Over the past 10 years or so, clever techniques have been developed for separating the desired DNA component from unwanted RNA, proteins, cellular debris, and chromosomal DNA (in the case of plasmid preps). Most traditional methods of DNA isolation are time consuming, yet they deliver a pure product suitable for virtually any downstream application. However, more and more labs are using DNA purification kits for their speed and convenience.


Promega's Wizard Plus SV Minipreps
Much of the resistance to time-saving kits involves cost. Since the reagents for the initial steps...

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