Covalently closed circular DNA can be isolated rapidly from cell lysates in a two-step process. Hydroxylapatite chromatography to prepurify the plasmid DNA from contaminating protein and RNA is followed by a step gradient elution of covalently closed circular (CCC) plasmid DNA from an acridine yellow affinity column. This procedure results in CCC DNA of a purity comparable to that obtained from ethidium bromide-CsCl gradients without lengthy centrifugation and free of contaimination by intercalating dye. Up to 250 μg of CCC pBR 322 can be isolated from 500 ml of bacterial culture in 4-6 h.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1981|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology
- Cell Biology