Agarose Vs Polyacrylamide

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Gel electrophoresis is a commonly used laboratory technique employed in biochemistry and molecular biology (ARBL, 2000). The two most conventional types of gels used for DNA electrophoresis are agarose and polyacrylamide (PA). The two substances differ in factors such as resolving power and in the difficulty of setting up and handling them (ARBL, 2000). In comparison to the polyacrylamide, agarose gels are used more commonly as it may also be refrigerated and re-used, and runs horizontally (Reina, 2014). Gel electrophoresis through an agarose channel is used to identify, quantify and purify nucleic acid components (Life Technologies, 2015). The samples of DNA are loaded into wells of agarose gel which is then subjected to an electric current,

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