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Anjani 11-18-2011 01:32 AM

loss of library DNA in the last purification, need help
I'm doing library preparation for SOLiD 5500. I have no problem during the process (size selection, dA tail, adaptor ligation etc), until the purification step after amplifying the library. We have no DNA left after purification :(. I used Agencourt AMPure beads for purification. Is anybody has the same problem and know is/are the cause(s), and know how to solve it? Our group has the same problem before.
Many thanks

jinpingzhang 09-06-2012 08:50 PM

Hi, Anjani,
i do not know what kind of your library, i try to contribute some minds.Ok, Agencourt AMPure beads is excellent product for purefication for DNA and RNA, they have RNA Clean beads for clean RNA specificlly. even i already try single product, it is work very good.
i just gess they use PEG8000 and NaCl as bead suspention buffer. maybe the concentration is 13%PEG/1.25M NaCI/10mM MgCI2, we dont care that. if you dont like that, try these way:62% ethanol in final concentration, plus 500mM NH4OAc in final concentration. for example: if your DNA/RNA solution is 100ul, add 100% Ethanol 221ul and 36ul 5M NH4OAc to total 357ul. on magnetic rack 1min, discard original bead supernatant, suspend in your made solution. at room temp mix well and incubate less 5minutes, then set in a magnetic rack, discard supernatant, dry to near crack pellet, dont over dry!! elute your H2O or TE.
remember please, 55%-62% ethanol will give your gold range for purefication process, depending your experiment request.
good luck

lorendarith 09-13-2012 04:39 AM

This has also happened to me once during the final size selection of the library end product. I must have not been careful with getting ever microliter right and I had no library of the expected size in the end. So I just repeated the washing and cut off on the same beads being extra careful (hoping my product was still sticking to them) and managed to successfully elute the product from the beads.

elenstea 06-26-2014 11:52 PM

We had the same problem several time, we stopped using beads, now using spin columns and we have no problem

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