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Falk Fish ila2027 at ZEUS.DATASRV.CO.IL
Thu Mar 23 15:52:11 EST 1995





> At 8:57 AM 3/13/95, forbes at cip.org.ec wrote:
> >We would like to initiate some PCR based methods near Quito,
> >Ecuador at an altitude of 3050 m above sea level.Water boils
> >here at 89 C which will not allow us to bring the vials up above
> >this temperature.Our PCR machine has not yet arrived but we
> >would like to have some ideas on how this problem might be solved
> >before it does.
> >Many thanks
> >Greg Forbes
> >
Why don't you add salt or sugar to the water in the bath, to increase its 
boiling point and tightly cap your test tubes?

Falk.




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