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hyb problems

S. Cutler cutler at utcc.utoronto.ca
Wed May 18 11:20:03 EST 1994

Hi Neil: Is the fragment you are using for probe subcloned into
bluescript or a related vector? Sometimes when gel purifying your 
insert DNA from the vector it's cloned into you can get minor vector 
contamination with your insert. This can happen if you run the gel 
too quickly. I've also been told that degraded vector fragments can 
co-purify with your insert. Although the contamination will be 
minor,  when hybing against large amounts of plasmid DNA you'll get 
a  signal. I don't know if this explains your situation, but I hope it helps.
Sean Cutler

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