Fast and Easy Sample Preparation and Nucleic Acid Extraction from Soil

22 October 2012

DNA and RNA extractions from soil without contamination by humics, polyphenols, or other PCR inhibitors can be quite challenging. Watch this video to find out how to isolate PCR-ready DNA from soil using a combination of the FastDNA™ Spin Kit for Soil and the FastPrep-24™ sample preparation instrument from MP Biomedicals. These enable complete lysis of all soil organisms including bacteria, fungi, and plant and animal cells, and isolation of pure DNA.