RNA Isolation and Characterization Protocols

Volume 86 of the series Methods in Molecular Biology™ pp 1-6

Introduction to Isolating RNA

  • Donald E. MacfarlaneAffiliated withDepartment of Internal Medicine, University of Iowa
  • , Christopher E. DahleAffiliated withDepartment of Medicine, University of Iowa

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Ribonucleic acid (RNA) is an unbranched polymer of purine (adenine, guanine) and pyrimidine (cytosine, uracil) nucleotides joined by phosphodiester bonds.