Preparation and Analysis of DNA Sequencing Gels

  • Bimal D. M. Theophilus
Part of the Springer Protocols Handbooks book series (SPH)


DNA sequencing involves a specific application of electrophoresis to resolve the linear single-stranded products of sequencing reactions. A 4–20% polyacrylamide gel is used, normally 0.4 mm thick and at least 40 cm in length.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bimal D. M. Theophilus
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  1. 1.Department of HaematologyBirmingham Children’s Hospital NHS TrustBirminghamUK

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