Purchase Solution

Western, Southern, and Northern Blotting Procedures

Not what you're looking for?

Ask Custom Question

What is the difference between a Southern blot, a Northern blot, and a Western blot?
Include a basic overview of the procedures.

Purchase this Solution

Solution Preview

Southern blotting was the first type of blot developed, and it was named after its inventor, E.M. Southern.

Southern blotting involves DNA.

Northern blotting involves RNA.

Western blotting involves protein.

All three techniques involve isolating the macromolecules of interest (RNA, DNA or protein) away from the rest of the cellular constituents. Genomic (and mitochondrial) DNA must be cut into smaller pieces ...

Purchase this Solution

Free BrainMass Quizzes
The Plant Body

This quiz will test your knowledge of the anatomy of a common plant.

Biochemistry Basics

A refresher quiz to test your knowledge of basics concepts of biochemistry.

Basic Concepts in Neuroscience

This quiz provides a review of the basic concepts in neuroscience.

Bacterial Genetics

This quiz test your knowledge of the genetics of bacteria.

Vision and Oculomotor Control

This quiz will test the student's knowledge of the neural underpinnings of the visual system and its central pathways.