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Which type of gel is used for large nucleic acids?

(a) acrylamide

(b) cellulose

(c) agarose

(d) sephadex

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The question is from Nucleic-acid Techniques topic in section Techniques in Cell Biology of Cell Biology

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Correct choice is (c) agarose

For explanation: Agarose gels are used for the separation of large nucleic acids using the technique of gel electrophoresis. Agarose gels have a greater porosity and make it easy for the larger proteins to migrate under the influence of an electric field.

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