Pouring an Agarose Gel

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Pouring an Agarose Gel

  1. Go to http://www.bio.davidson.edu/courses/Molbio/Protocols/molwt.html to determine the percentage of agarose and calculate amount of agarose for 35 ml.
  1. Weigh out agarose in 125 ml flask (eg. 0.35 grams agarose for 1% gel).
  2. Add 35 mL of 1X TAE buffer
  3. Microwave for 50 seconds
  4. Swirl and microwave for 5 seconds - repeat 3 times
  5. Place flask in 55 C water bath to cool
  6. Add 5 µL of 10 mg/ml Ethidium Bromide (CAUTION: WEAR GLOVES)
  7. Swirl to mix and pour into gel tray with comb