All the DNA extraction protocols I have seen involve adding salts to the extraction buffer. What is the purpose of the salts? What happens if they aren't included?
I have to isolate a large plasmid from yeast and transform it in E. coli. After transformation, I often get no colonies. One reason for that is the yeast mini prep hasn't worked or the DNA ...
I'm looking for a protocol to get genomic DNA from an E. coli sample so that I can clone a small portion of it using PCR into a plasmid. (< 500 bp in this case). It seems OWW (Open Wet Ware) ...
I'm trying to find a good protocol for plasmid minipreps and I'm looking at 3 preps I've found: Using phenol/chloroform extract with phenol:chloroform:isoamylalcohol, isopropanol precipitation, ...