E. Coli DNA

Hiranya S. Roychowdhury hroychow at NMSU.EDU
Mon Jan 25 10:59:53 EST 1999

At 05:10 AM 1/23/99 -0500, R.C wrote:
>In my Bio class we are going to run E. Coli DNA through agarose to observe
>the laddering.  He asked the class to think about what the ladder would look
>like and why.  How would I be able to find out, without us doing the
>Any info appreciated.

Little info to go on! 
Why should aybody expect a "ladder" of E. coli DNA on an agarose gel? Are
you sure you understood your teacher correctly? Did s/he mention anything
else? What kind of DNA from the bacterium was s/he talking about? Did s/he
mention any other "treatment(s)" to the DNA prior to running on agarose gel?

Dr. Hiranya Sankar Roychowdhury
New Mexico State University
Las Cruces, NM 88003
Ph. (505) 646-5785
hroychow at nmsu.edu

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