DNA isolation / purification Bacteria - Gram negative E.coli

DNA isolation and purification is the first critical step in sample preparation that helps ensure optimal performance of downstream assays like PCR, microarrays, and sequencing. Failure in yielding high-quality DNA would be the major reason that DNA doesn't work for the downstream application. To circumvent this, one should follow the recommended storage conditions to minimize DNA degradation by nucleases and shouldn't overload the purification system.

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2 years ago by Israel Lev Israel

How can I improve my DNA yield?

The DNA concentration after using this DNA isolation kit is sometimes too low and thus it is not sufficient for my follow-up experiments. How can I improve it?

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2 years ago by Milena Alexeyeva Russian Federation

Tips on storing DNA templates?

Hello there! I just started doing experiments on bacterial DNA and I would like your opinion on storing DNA templates. Which are the desired and most optimal conditions?

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Upstream tips
Buffers A3 and AW contain guanidine hydrochloride which can form highly reactive compounds when combined with bleach (sodium hypochlorite). so DO NOT add bleach or acidic solutions directly to the sample preparation waste.
Upstream tips
Examine reagents for precipitation. If any reagent forms a precipitate, warm at 55–65 °C until the precipitate dissolves and cool to room temperature before use.
Protocol tips
For blood DNA isolation, blood must be collected in EDTA, heparin or citrate anticoagulant tubes to prevent clotting.
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