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To transfer the DNA to the filter, assemble the blot apparatus as shown in Fig. 1. Fill a tray sandwich box with transfer buffer (20x SSC 3 M NaCl, 0.3 M trisodium citrate) and place a 20x SSC-soaked wick (three sheets of Whatman 3MM paper) onto the glass support so that each end dips into the 20x SSC reservoir. The nitrocellulose filter should be cut to the exact size of the gel and wetted by floating on distilled water prior to soaking in 20x SSC. Expel any air bubbles trapped beneath the wick with a gloved hand before placing the gel on to the saturated wick. Apply the 20x SSC-soaked filter to the top of the gel and remove any bubbles as instructed earlier. To prevent the filter from touching the wick, use saran wrap to form a barrier around the edges of the gel. Place five sheets of dry 3MM paper onto the filter and stack paper towels (4-5 cm) on top, cover with a glass plate, and place
A related phenomenon is the effect of emotional feelings on judgments. When people are induced to feel an emotion, this feeling can serve as information about its apparent object (Schwarz & Clore, 1988) or can more directly infuse the judgment process (Forgas, 1995). If expression-induced feelings are like feelings that arise from other sources, then the same effect should occur. A number of studies demonstrate such effects. The best example is a study by Martin, Harlow, and Strack (1992) in which subjects were asked to read a story about a social situation in which a friend failed to do something he had promised the narrator. After reading the story, the subjects rated how they would have felt if they were the narrator, on scales measuring anger and tolerance-understanding. Half of the subjects read the story and made their judgments while they held a pen in their teeth in the way described earlier that produces a kind of smile. The other half of the subjects responded while they...
If parts of a stored biological sample need to be withdrawn for DNA extraction, forceps and scissors must be wiped with paper towels and 70 EtOH (or methylated spirits) every time they are used. In routine use, cross-contamination caused by wiped, smooth-surface forceps has not been observed. An exception is forceps with grooves. They must be autoclaved before every use because the groves quickly fill up with contaminants.
Most people remain faithful to the basic transfer scheme originally devised by Southern. In essence, all that is required is that there be a membrane in contact with one surface of the gel and absorbent material (dry paper towels) to draw buffer (typically 20 x or 1.0 x SSC, standard saline citrate) and DNA toward the membrane. The process is aided if there is a reservoir of buffer so that blotting does not diminish as the gel becomes dehydrated. An exploded view of a typical Southern blot transfer is shown in Figure 1. The choice of the blotting buffer is somewhat dependent on the membrane being used, but 20 x SSC is common for purely historical reasons as that was what was required to achieve binding of DNA to nitrocellulose. With the advent of nylon membranes, there has been considerable experimentation with the blotting buffer. Many advocate lower concentrations of salt and some methods even dispense with the neutralization step, blotting the gel in the alkaline denaturation...
The potassium hydroxide preparation is used in patients with suspected molluscum contagiosum and dermatophytic infections. The test is performed on loose skin scales, nail pairings, subungual debris, short residual hairs, or small pearly globules (from a molluscum body). The material is placed on the microscope slide, gently crushed, and mixed with two drops of a 20 KOH solution. The specimen is then warmed boiling will produce artifactual change. Excess solution may be removed by placing a paper towel at the corner of the slide. A coverslip may be applied for especially thick specimens gentle pressure on the coverslip will compress the material adequately for viewing. Thick skin scrapings may also be allowed to set in the potassium hydroxide solution for 20 min, which should allow additional dissolving. The material is then viewed under a microscope at low power with the condenser and light at low levels. As the slide is scanned, rapidly focus up and down. True hyphae
Further confirmation of the nature of your insert comes, once again, from hybridization. You cannot hybridize a probe to DNA fragments while they are in an agarose gel, you need to transfer them to a filter first. The technique for doing this is one that we have already alluded to Southern blotting, named after E.M. Southern who developed it. The basis of the method is illustrated in Figure 8.9. A membrane (nitrocellulose or, now more commonly, nylon-based) is placed on the gel and a stack of dry paper towels on top of the filter. Buffer is drawn up through the gel and filter by capillary action, and carries the DNA fragments with it. They are trapped on the membrane, which thus acquires a pattern of DNA bands that corresponds to the position of those fragments in the agarose gel. The arrangement shown in the figure looks very crude, and there are much more elegant pieces of equipment available nevertheless, many molecular biologists prefer to use their own home-made apparatus....
Have a firm, smooth skin with a fresh, spicy smell. Fresh unpeeled ginger can be tightly wrapped in a paper towel and plastic wrap or placed in a sealed plastic bag and refrigerated up to 2 weeks or frozen for 6 months. Powdered, dried ginger, which has a more spicy, intense flavor, is used for making gingerbread, gingersnaps, and other spice cookies. Ginger also is available in crystallized or candied form, preserved, and pickled. Dried powdered ginger should not be substituted for fresh or crystallized ginger in recipes, because it will not provide the same flavor.
If there has been an autopsy, stabilizing metallic clamps are screwed into the skull and joined by wires (77). Cavities may be filled with material (e.g., cloth, paper towels) soaked in embalming fluid (77). A viscera bag may be present (77). Granular material inside the cavities consists of hardening or dehydrating compounds and embalming powders.
Siliconized cover slips Place 18 x 18-mm2 cover slips in cover slip racks (Molecular Probes). Use four containers large enough to hold the cover slips in racks. Pour 95 ethanol into two of these and 1 Aquasil (Pierce) in distilled water into the other two. Dip the rack into the Aquasil, then the ethanol. Repeat using the other two washes. Between washes, tap the base of the holder on a paper towel to remove excess. Multiple racks can be stepped through the washes. Allow to air-dry in a covered container that is slightly propped open to minimize dust. Take care that the cover slips remain as dust-free as possible (see Note 2).
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