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Functions of this reagents!!! - Please help me with DNA extraction!!! (Jun/29/2010 )

Dear all, Please help me if you have the answers to my questions!!!

What are the functions of the following reagents on DNA extraction of Algae???

PVPP
DETC (Diethyldithiocarbamic acid)
β-mercaptoethanol
Tris HCL
CTAB
EDTA???


Please help me with this... THank U so much

WeiXiong
Final Year Project Student!!!! :D

-WeiXiong-

I KNOW CTAB IS A DETERGENT :D USED TO BREAK UP LEAF TISSUE IN ORDER TO COLLECT DNA.

-apbrown-