How do you store DNA extraction buffer containing PVP?
I work with CTAB extraction and I've noticed that is better to make the buffer without PVP and only add the PVP when you need the buffer.
So I take 20ml CTAB and add 0.8mg PVP. Mix it and I use it not longer than 1 week.
Hope this helps
The word detergent is used instead of soap in a DNA extraction buffer. Detergent is used to create a hydrophobic environment that favors the precipitation of proteins. Proteins are one of two major contaminants in DNA extraction (the other major contaminant being RNA). When protein precipitate, they can be separated by centrifugation and the DNA isolation procedure can continue.
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TAE buffer is a buffer solution containing a mixture of acetic acid and EDTA. In molecular biology it is used in agarose electrophoresis typically for the separation of nucleic acids such as DNA and RNA. It is made up of tris-acetate buffer, usually at pH 8.0, and EDTA, which sequesters divalent cations. TAE has a lower buffer capacity than TBE buffer and can easily become exhausted, but linear, double stranded DNA runs faster in TAE…
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During DNA extraction the following precautions have to be taken - 1. All steps of the extraction must be conducted in a sterile condition in a laboratory to avoid contamination. 2. DNA extract is used for DNA extraction. DNA extracts contains irritants, handle with care. Wear goggles to protect your eyes against any splashes. 3. Alcohol is used during DNA extraction. Alcohol catches fire very easily, keep alcohol away from heat.
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