Basic Nucleic Acid Procedures

  • R. Keith Esch
Part of the Pathology and Laboratory Medicine book series (PLM)


Nucleic acids are being increasingly employed in both analytical methods and in the creation of new tools for molecular biology and medicine. Our ability to use DNA and RNA in the laboratory effectively is directly tied to our understanding of the natural biochemical events involving these macromolecules. Knowledge of the in vivo processes continues to serve as a guide to the development and implementation of methods used in the laboratory manipulations of nucleic acids. In fact, many of the reagents used in nucleic acids techniques are identical to, or derived from, cellular components that perform the desired functions in nature.


Organic Extraction Prokaryotic Genome Klenow Fragment Cesium Chloride Chaotropic Salt 
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