Application Note: Superior Performance of Omni International’s Soil DNA Kit Over Company M’s Soil DNA Isolation Kit for DNA Extraction from Soil Samples
29 July 2017

Isolation of DNA from soils is often challenging because of the presence of many contaminants, like humic acid, that can interfere with the extraction process and are inhibitory to several downstream applications. This application note compares the performance, as amplification potential and sensitivity of detection of Omni International’s Soil DNA Kit (26-013G/B) to that of a competitor using real-time PCR. It concludes that the Omni International kit isolated DNA with significantly higher yields and was better able to isolate tough-to-lyse organisms than the competitor kit for the soil sample tested.