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degraded DNA - (May/21/2005 )

Hi all
Is it possible to identify the degraded DNA by PCR and how should it look like? or are there are any other way to identify it.

Thanks a lot



I am a little unsure on what you mean.

if you have degraded DNA you on't get a PCR product. If you have degraded DNA in terms of being all sheared, then you would observe a smear on a gel.

or if it has really degraded, you won't see any DNA at all?!!?!