Electrophoresis of DNA and RNA Fragments

Part of the Springer Lab Manual book series (SLM)


Characterization of DNA and RNA samples usually involves electrophoretic analysis. This chapter reviews basic principles and applications of electrophoresis, distinguishing between single field and pulsed field techniques. Also included is a review of the various matrices commonly used in molecular biology (agarose, acrylamide, Hydro-Link™). Methods of purification, detection and identification are discussed.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Medicine, Division of NephrologyThe Johns Hopkins UniversityBaltimoreUSA

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