MadSci Network: Molecular Biology

Subject: How can the size of a viral genome be found?

Date: Wed Jan 27 08:13:42 1999
Posted by Ericxa Jolly
Grade level: undergrad
School: No school entered.
City: London State/Province: London
Country: England
Area of science: Molecular Biology
ID: 917446422.Mb

Could you use agarose electrophoresis to determine the size of 
the entire genome of a virus or would the molecule be too big? 
could you cut the DNA using restriction enzymes and then run the 
fragments against markers?

Re: How can the size of a viral genome be found?

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