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PCR and wooden toothpicks

Michael Lichten lichten at HELIX.NIH.GOV
Wed Feb 8 11:28:23 EST 1995


Re:
>Hi yeast netters,
>I just saw an article in BioTechniques that says that use of wooden
>toothpicks inhibits PCR reactions (vol. 18: 225).  I just wanted to pass this
>along as I think a bunch of us do PRC directly on colonies.  Happy cloning.
>Charlie Hoffman
>"I'd rather be fission."

Not only that, but if it does work you get _really_ interesting results if
you recycle your toothpicks! ;-)

Michael Lichten
lichten at helix.nih.gov






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