Centrifugation

Sean R. Gallagher1

1 UVP, LLC, Upland, California
Publication Name:  Current Protocols Essential Laboratory Techniques
Unit Number:  Unit 5.1
DOI:  10.1002/9780470089941.et0501s9
Online Posting Date:  October, 2014
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Abstract

Centrifugation is a ubiquitous technique in the life science laboratory that uses specialized equipment (centrifuges) to spin, or centrifuge, samples in rotors, generating centrifugal force for a range of applications that include pelleting of precipitates, isolating organelles, and protein and DNA purification. The unit describes basic applications, definitions, and references, and provides up‐to‐date tables for rotor specifications from major suppliers. © 2014 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Keywords: centrifuge; rotor; analytical centrifugation; differential centrifugation; preparative centrifugation; sedimentation coefficient; ultracentrifugation

     
 
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Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Definitions
  • Rotors
  • Literature Cited
  • Figures
  • Tables
     
 
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Literature Cited

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