I expressed a yeast vector in E.coli and purified about 13µg of it. I then linearized it using a restriction enzyme, and attempted to gel purify it. I attempted this twice. The gel showed a clear bright band at the right spot, but after gel purification I end up with only 0.7µg of linear plasmid. I doubt I made the same mistake twice. What is the best way to purify a linear plasmid after digest?
The plasmid is about 3.5 kb. I incubate an overnight culture of E. coli, miniprep the following morning, elute into water. I end up with 13µg of DNA in 200µl of H2O. I add the PmeI (10µl) and the CutSmart buffer (23µl) from NEB, incubate overnight. The following day, I run the 230µl through a 1% gel and get a single band around 3.5 kb. I excise the band, and perform a gel purification using the Biobasic kit, add denaturant (probably guanidine hydrochloride), wait for 10 minutes for the gel to dissolve, run through column, wash 2X with wash buffer with ethanol added, elute in water.