Vacuum blotting: a simple method for transferring DNA from sequencing gels to nylon membranes.

We describe a vacuum blotting procedure for transferring DNA fragments from conventional polyacrylamide sequencing gels to nylon membranes. The method employs a combination of vacuum-assisted diffusion (effected by a standard gel drier) and an osmotic gradient (effected by over- and underlying filters presoaked in ammonium acetate). Fragments up to 310… CONTINUE READING