Category: Recipes

Preparation of 6X DNA Loading Buffer (Orange G, Xylene Cyanol FF and Ficoll 400)

A 10 ml of 6X DNA loading dye can be prepared by dissolving and mixing 40 mg orange G, 25 mg xylene cyanol FF, 1.5 g Ficoll 400 and 0.1 ml of 1M Tris.Cl, pH 7.6 in sterile deionized or distilled water to a final volume of 10 ml.

Preparation of 50X TAE Electrophoresis Buffer

A 50x TAE buffer can be prepared by mixing and dissolving 242 g Tris base, 100 ml of 0.5 M EDTA and 57.1 ml glacial acetic acid in a deionized water to a final volume of 1000 ml. The pH of the final solution should be between 8.2 – 8.4.