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#1 intan

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Posted 09 July 2011 - 11:03 PM

please help me...

yesterday i extract 5 type of wild microalgae using DNA purification kit...
then i test the DNA template using PCR...
after separate on gel electrophoresis only 2 sample has a band..
then i check the OD of the DNA..
my question is how OD reading related with my template??
if i don't know something then i will ask others to help me and make me understand

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Posted 10 July 2011 - 03:53 PM

OD (presuming you are meaning the absorbance at particular wavelengths, usually A260 and A280) is a measure of the amount of DNA you have in solution. A measure of the purity can be obtained by the ratio between A260 and A280... pure DNA has a ratio of around 1.8, below this it is contaminated by phenolic compounds and above this there is still salt present and/or RNA.

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Posted 12 July 2011 - 05:35 PM

my OD reading give a weird reading...i got ratio around 2.2, 1.16,1.45 and 0.98...
that means my DNA contaminated with others thing right???
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Posted 13 July 2011 - 08:49 PM

my OD reading give a weird reading...i got ratio around 2.2, 1.16,1.45 and 0.98...
that means my DNA contaminated with others thing right???

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