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Asked 22nd Apr, 2017

What is the function of detergent in DNA extraction?

What is the function of detergent in DNA extraction?

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28th Apr, 2021
Samuel Aggrey
University of Georgia
The detergent separates the lipid molecules, causing the membrane to break down.
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22nd Apr, 2017
Aamal Ghazi Mahdi Al-Saadi
University of Al-Qadisiyah
Detergent contains sodium laurel sulfate, which cleans dishes by removing fats and proteins. It acts the same way in the DNA extraction protocol, pulling apart the lipids and proteins that make up the membranes surrounding the cell and nucleus. Once these membranes are broken apart, the DNA is released from the cell
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22nd Apr, 2017
Ashok Kumar
Agriculture University, Kota (Rajasthan)
The isolation of DNA usually begins with lysis, or breakdown, of tissue or cells. This process is essential for the destruction of protein structures and allows for release of nucleic acids from the nucleus. Lysis is carried out in a salt solution, containing detergents to denature proteins or proteases (enzymes digesting proteins), such as Proteinase K, or in some cases both. It results in the breakdown of cells and dissolving of membranes.
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22nd Apr, 2017
Aamal Ghazi Mahdi Al-Saadi
University of Al-Qadisiyah
Detergent contains sodium laurel sulfate, which cleans dishes by removing fats and proteins. It acts the same way in the DNA extraction protocol, pulling apart the lipids and proteins that make up the membranes surrounding the cell and nucleus. Once these membranes are broken apart, the DNA is released from the cell
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23rd Apr, 2017
Aalaa Fahim Abbas
University of Al-Qadisiyah
thanks all
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3rd May, 2017
Hiba Riyadh Al-abodi
University of Al-Qadisiyah
i agree with Dr. Amal Ghazi
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4th May, 2017
Qassim Kshash
University of Al-Qadisiyah
Dear Dr.Alla
  Detergent contains sodium laurel sulfate, which cleans dishes by removing fats and proteins. It acts the same way in the DNA extraction protocol, pulling apart the lipids and proteins that make up the membranes surrounding the cell and nucleus. Once these membranes are broken apart, the DNA is released from the cell. 
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8th May, 2017
Hiba Riyadh Al-abodi
University of Al-Qadisiyah
The isolation of DNA usually begins with lysis, or breakdown, of tissue or cells. This process is essential for the destruction of protein structures and allows for release of nucleic acids from the nucleus
What is the function of detergent in DNA extraction?. Available from: https://www.researchgate.net/post/What_is_the_function_of_detergent_in_DNA_extraction [accessed May 8, 2017].
9th May, 2017
Aalaa Fahim Abbas
University of Al-Qadisiyah
Thanks all
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11th May, 2017
Noor Idan Jarad
University of Al-Qadisiyah
hello dear doctor Alla ...
isolation of DNA usually begins with lysis, or breakdown, of tissue or cells. This process is essential for the destruction of protein structures and allows for release of nucleic acids from the nucleus. Lysis is carried out in a salt solution, containing detergents to denature proteins or proteases (enzymes digesting proteins), such as Proteinase K, or in some cases both. It results in the breakdown of cells and dissolving of membranes.
What is the function of detergent in DNA extraction?. Available from: https://www.researchgate.net/post/What_is_the_function_of_detergent_in_DNA_extraction [accessed May 11, 2017].
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28th Jul, 2017
Aalaa Fahim Abbas
University of Al-Qadisiyah
Thanks Dr.Noor Edan Jarad.
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31st Jul, 2017
Ali hadi Ghawi
University of Al-Qadisiyah
12th Aug, 2017
Aalaa Fahim Abbas
University of Al-Qadisiyah
Thank you Dr. Ali hadi Ghawi.
21st Oct, 2020
Jehan Zada
University of Malakand
Hello Dear Dr.
Which types of detergents are used for dissolving of cell content to isolate DNA???
28th Apr, 2021
Samuel Aggrey
University of Georgia
The detergent separates the lipid molecules, causing the membrane to break down.
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