Thermo Scientific 10X TBE Buffer (Tris-borate-EDTA) is the most commonly used buffer for DNA and RNA polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis. TBE is used with non-denaturing or denaturing (7 M urea) gels. It is also routinely used for DNA automated sequencing gel. TBE can also be used for agarose gels, but is not recommended for preparative gels for recovery of nucleic acids. Since borate in TBE buffer is a strong inhibitor for many enzymes, TAE buffer (Tris Acetate-EDTA buffer, 10X powder, sc-296647) is recommended when looking at enzymatic applications for the DNA sample.