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Help with cerevisiae DNA prep

Richard Brennan brennan at toxsparc.harvard.edu
Wed Jun 18 15:50:20 EST 1997

Quiagen (sp?) does a yeast genomic prep kit which works ok (better than 
glass beads anyways!). Kind of pricey though at ~$160 for 20 or 25 columns.
There are others kits out there which may be cheaper. Though I've only
used the Quiagen.

Dr. Richard J. Brennan                           brennan at mbcrr.harvard.edu
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Dr. David J. Meyer (meyerdj at phibred.com) wrote:
: Hello netters!

: I have been using the Red Book protocol (glass beads, pheol) to
: isolate genomic DNA from S. cerevisiae (YPH501 and derivatives) for
: Southerns, and this has been working well. But although the protocol
: suggests that the DNA can be used for PCR, I find that it does not
: work for me using Taq (haven't tried anything else). It fails in a
: side-by-side comparison with DNA from a library pool.

: Yes, all of my reagents are good and I have done plenty of phenol
: extractions. So what I am really asking for is if anyone has any
: recommendations for a rapid method which is very robust or for a kit
: to solve this problem.

: Thanks!

: David J. Meyer
: Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.

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