Linking electrophoretic resolution with experimental conditions

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The effects of gel composition and electric field strength on electrophoretic resolving power were reported. The relationship between parameters describing DNA mobility as a function of molecular length was described for systematic variations of gel composition and electric field strength. These parameters were related to experimentally controllable factors such as the density of the gel matrix and the strength of the electric field. The results showed that the longer DNAs were best separated using low density gel matrices and low electric fields.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)47-60
Number of pages14
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - Dec 1 1997
Externally publishedYes
EventUltrasensitive Biochemical Diagnostics II - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: Feb 10 1997Feb 12 1997


  • Agarose gel electrophoresis
  • Electrophoretic resolution
  • Resolving power
  • Separation of DNA by static field gel electrophoresis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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