Name: D. B.
Country: United States
Date: March 2006
There are many sites on DNA extraction, and I believe that
they are actually nucleic acid extraction because both RNA and DNA
are extracted right?
But then I heard that not much of RNA would appear, because its
enzymes cut RNA. I don't
understand, why would RNA be cut when there was nothing that cuts
RNA? (like RNases..)
To purify DNA, highly purified (DNase free) RNase can be added to the
nucleic preparation which will degrade the RNA leaving only DNA. To purify
RNA, highly purified (RNase free) DNase can be added to the nuclleic acid
preparation which will degrade the DNA leaving only RNA.
Ron Baker, Ph.D.
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