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Old 07-04-2017, 06:13 AM   #3
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I have always thought of the NaCl (or another source of Na+ like Sodium acetate) as a co-factor required for an ethanol, isopropanol or PEG-base nucleic acid precipitation. NaCl might precipitate nucleic acids to a degree but I do not think that it is nearly as efficient as alcohols of PEG.
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