Klapperich Lab:Pressing Zeonor Slides for DNA Growth

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Press Zeonor pellet into 1mm slide.


  • Carver Hot Press
  • Mass Scale
  • Zeonor 750 pellets
  • 0.8mm shims


  • Mass out 5900 mg Zeonor pellets
  • Spread in uniform circle on Hot Press slide
  • Apply three orange 0.8mm shims in this configuration:
Fig1. Diagram of Shims Layout
  • Press at 2000 psi for 5-6minutes


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Relevant papers and books

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  1. Error fetching PMID 6947258: [Goldbeter-PNAS-1981]
  2. Error fetching PMID 13718526: [Jacob-JMB-1961]
  3. Mark Ptashne. A genetic switch. Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y.: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, 2004. isbn:0879697164. [Ptashne-Genetic-Switch]
All Medline abstracts: PubMed HubMed


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