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A thin-layer multistrip agarose gel electrophoresis apparatus for Ferguson plot analysis at the sub-microgram load level

Orbán, L., Sullivan, J.V. and Chrambach, A. (1989) A thin-layer multistrip agarose gel electrophoresis apparatus for Ferguson plot analysis at the sub-microgram load level. Journal of Biochemical and Biophysical Methods, 19 (1). pp. 105-120.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0165-022X(89)90055-9
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Abstract

A method for the simultaneous horizontal agarose gel electrophoresis on thin layer strips of different gel concentrations was developed for the purpose of generating Ferguson plots at the sub-microgram load level. Seven independent gel strips on a common GelBond support formed by filling channels created by a comb-shaped spacer (polycarbonate) in a vertical multistrip cassette. Electrophoresis on a horizontal Peltier-cooled surface employed commercial apparatus (E-C Apparatus Corp.) with a modified cover which is airtight and holds anodic and cathodic voltage measurement probes for each strip. The application of the apparatus to Ferguson plot analysis in a single experiment wa exemplified on the RNA-containing turnip crinkle virus (TCV) at a load of 50 ng/gel strip, using an optimized silver staining method (a modification of a procedure of FMC Corp. BioProducts) for detection. Within the range of 3.5 to 12.5 V/cm, the plot was found to be independent of field strength. Mobility is also independent of the concentration of detergent (CHAPS) up to 10 mM.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Publisher: Elsevier
Copyright: © 1989 Published by Elsevier B.V.
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/30345
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