Tuesday, February 08, 2005

One of those days

Have you ever had one of those days where nothing quite works?

Today, Ben, an undergraduate student, started extracting DNA samples and then I finished the protocol. He has successfully extracted DNA samples hundreds of times. So I wasn't worried. I didn't watch what was going on much, just took over when he had to leave at 3:30. It is now 9:30. I have all 115 samples in 95% ethanol.

NO PELLETS = NO DNA . !!!!!!!!!

These samples were irreplaceable. The plants from the field that we phenotyped are gone. Tissue samples are used up and I only have fiber and seed from them buried deep in a pile of other samples to be ginned.

Oh well, I didn't want to do that QTL type study anyway.


Anonymous said...

There once was a student named Ben
Who spoiled the samples and then
Went home before four
Closing the door
On Brian who labored 'til ten.

Brian Gardunia said...

We are big fins here at the lab of "Anonymous" limerick writer.