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Didint get any band during gel electrophoresis even though DNA was there

DNA gel electrophoresi primers PCR

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#1 Sherina Kamal

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Posted 20 September 2011 - 01:53 AM

Ive extracted my DNA previously with general bacteria primers (357 F(GC) and 518R) with two different concentration of DNA 2 and 5 microlit.
Now im trying again with the same primer, same protocol, its not working. No band appear and i wonder why. Ladder was nice separated. Scared that the DNA was a lot. Ive also tried to dilute the DNA and check with the purity, its 1.88 260/280. But still, when I run the PCR with the same primer and protocols, no band appeared.

PCR programme: 95C-5min; 10cycles of 94-30sec,55C-30sec,72C-1min; 26cycles of 92C-30sec, 52C-30sec, 72C-1min; 72C-10min

I still have long way to go as I need to get the list of sulphate reducing microorganisms but the general bacteria itself is hardly to get.

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Posted 20 September 2011 - 04:32 AM

What enzyme are you using? The denaturing temperature could be too low (especially in the later cycles). I would try 95 for all of the denaturing steps (unless using Phusion, when it should be 98).

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Posted 24 September 2011 - 01:38 AM

Please ensure that your primer is working efficiently now.

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Posted 25 September 2011 - 07:00 AM

meaning that we should not follow exactly what the literature review state? im referring to paper written by dar et al., 2005. so i should try the denaturing step at 95C?
im not sure the enzyme, will let u know tomorrow.tq

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Posted 25 September 2011 - 07:11 AM

Yes, that is exactly what I mean. There are many protocol errors in the literature, and your equipment differs from theirs. Use your own judgment, always, especially if you are having problems.

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Posted 26 September 2011 - 07:03 PM

Ive tried to dilute my DNA and I used that to run PCR and finally I got few bands yesterday. but it wasnt a very bright one, so i need to increase the number of diluted DNA to be mixed with the primers, mastermix and nuclease free water





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