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Bead mill/RNA extraction

Chris Doering cdoerin at emory.edu
Tue May 19 11:58:44 EST 1998

Natasha.Jordan at med.monash.edu.au wrote:
> Hello -
> I need to extract RNA from S. cerevisiae. Does anyone have a protocol to
> do this? If glass beads and a bead mill are used, where can these be
> purchased?
> Thanks,
> Natasha

Take a look at Current Protocols in Molecular Biology (13.12.1 -

Two procedures are given, one using a hot acid phenol extraction, which
I have used with great results. The only modification I use it to
resuspend the final RNA pellet in TE buffer + 0.1% SDS, to keep any
remaining RNAses at bay. The second procedure uses glass beads and a
standard vortex. Glass beads can be purchased through Sigma Chemicals,
but should be acid washed before use.

Good luck.

Brett Burkholder
Dean Danner Lab
Emory University
Department of Genetics
Atlanta, GA 30322

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