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Using Glycogen as a carrier in DNA Extraction - Low DNA Extraction (Mar/22/2005 )

I am trying to extract DNA from samples that have a low amount of cells present, and have read in protocols to add glycogen, LPA, tRNA, etc, to improve yields. How exactly does glycogen work as a carrier in DNA precipitation to give greater yields?

Many thanks


I'm not 100% sure, guess it binds to the DNA present?



check these references:

Tracy S Prep. Biochem 1981; 11:251-268
Helms, C et al DNA 1985: 4 39-49