[Automated-sequencing] injection solution which reduces rfu

dna0001 from flinders.edu.au via autoseq%40net.bio.net (by dna0001 from flinders.edu.au)
Tue May 19 09:14:33 EST 2009

Hi all
    I work in a core lab setting, and have recently upgraded my Applied
Biosystems 3100 Genetic Analyser to a 3130xl running POP-7. A client wants to
perform fragment analysis with multiplexed PCR products, but often the peaks of
interest are off-scale (i.e. > 7000 rfu). To the best of my knowledge, Gene
Mapper v4.0 and Peak Scanner v1.0 will not analyse these samples due to the
off-scale peaks. I've tried adding 0.1mM EDTA to the samples (we generally use
HiDi formamide only for injection), but have found that this can either
increase or decrease signal strength. Can anyone suggest a solution which will
decrease signal strength? Will low melting point agarose achieve this? Any
suggestions would be appreciated. 

Many thanks


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