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Offline michaelp

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Sodium Succinate
« on: September 03, 2008, 05:29:08 AM »
Hey all,
I am currently conducting a genetics experiment on the Drosophila melanogaster species of fruit fly. In order to do my experiment on the alcohol hydrogenase gene, I need to use electrophoresis equipment and a particular dye.... I have ordered most of the chemicals required but one, the sodium succinate is going to take too long to arrive (i need to complete this ASAP for assessment!). does anybody know of a good chemical substitute for sodium succinate that I could use instead???
Any help would be appreciated,

Mich.

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Re: Sodium Succinate
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2008, 02:08:38 PM »
Your best bet might be to go across the hall, and borrow that chemical from an other lab.
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Re: Sodium Succinate
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2008, 07:44:15 PM »
Maybe it is a fluke, but every lab I have ever worked in had bottles of the stuff sitting around. I personally have never used it, but I gather it must be somewhat common then. As Mitch said, I would try and borrow some from another lab.

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Re: Sodium Succinate
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2008, 08:54:19 PM »
It would help to know exactly what the sodium succinate was for in order to suggest a substitute.  I certainly don't remember using sodium succinate in any agarose or polyacrylamide electrophoresis I've done.

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