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2. 5 mL of binding buffer and 100 mL of well-mixed silica suspension to the extraction buffer in each tube. Incubate for 3 h in the dark under constant agitation (see Notes 9–11). 3. Place a disposable VacConnector onto the luer adapter of the vacuum manifold, then place the assembled column onto the VacConnector (depending on the manifold used, up to 24 columns can be handled in parallel). 4. Centrifuge the sample for 2 min at 5,000 × g, discard the supernatant, and resuspend the silica pellet in 400 mL of binding buffer.
If you are not using a vacuum manifold, this step and all following washing steps can be performed using a microcentrifuge and collection tubes. For an even distribution of the silica particles over the filter and subsequently efficient washing performance, short, slow-speed centrifugation is recommended, followed by a 180° rotation of the column and another short, slow-speed centrifugation step after the silica is applied to the columns. 15. This is a crucial step to remove remaining salts and other chemicals, as remaining GuSCN can lead to incomplete elution of the DNA from the silica and/or inhibit subsequent enzymatic reactions.
2 A Phenol–Chloroform Protocol for Extracting DNA from Ancient Samples 17 3. Add 5 mL of ultrapure water to each sample and centrifuge again at 8,000 × g until resolution into a final solution of 100–200 mL (see Note 19). The eluate will now contain your DNA. 4. g. 5 mL, see Note 20). 5. Store the DNA extract at −20°C (see Note 21). 4. Notes 1. Shaker mills, freezer mills, and other similar devices use friction to reduce samples to powder. The increase in surface area that results from powdering the sample allows for more efficient digestion.