MadSci Network: Molecular Biology

Subject: Why are RNases more prevalent than DNases?

Date: Tue Jul 4 08:46:40 2000
Posted by sharon Thomas
Grade level: grad (science) School: Fordham University
City: bronx State/Province: ny Country: usa
Area of science: Molecular Biology
ID: 962714800.Mb

While reading an mRNA isolation protocol, it became evident that mRNA 
degradation by RNases was a major concern since evrything from skin, to 
hair, to benchtops contained RNases.  Why are Rnases present ubiqitously, 
but not Dnases?

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