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Trizol LS Reagent RNA Extraction Attempt

Today I tried the TrizolLS Reagent extraction again, but added a vortex (5s) step after the addition of chloroform to the samples. Throughout the extraction, the samples looked pretty similar to how they did during my last attempt, and the Qubit results were the same: “out of range”. [Read More]

First Attempts- Trying new BLAST +2.81 with new taxid options

Today I’m trying to get started on the new BLAST +2.81 that has new databases and improved performance. This is pretty exciting because once I figure out how this works, I’ll be able to easily get taxonomy information like Order, Class, etc. I’m attempting what I believe is the first... [Read More]