Application Note: Effective DNA Extraction Method for Molecular Diagnostics on Wood-Decay Fungi
1 April 2015

The first step in performing molecular diagnostics on wood-decay fungi is to obtain analyzable fungal DNA. When used with appropriate kits, currently available automated extraction systems yield fungal DNA in smaller quantities and poorer quality than manual extraction methods, thereby limiting the suitability of the former. The aim of this study was to achieve results that would be comparable to the preferred manual kit for extracting fungal DNA from wood samples.