Member since: 2012
Organization: Crop Science Research Laboratory: Genetics and Precision Agriculture Research
This product used fewer steps and required less time than the other kits
Application Area: DNA Isolation
"I was sceptical that this product would isolate DNA from difficult environmental samples but... it was great. Next I will be testing the ability to 16S PCR amplify the DNA from these difficult soil samples. This product used fewer steps and required less time than the other kits I have used and the DNA is at least quadruple the amount recovered. BRAVO!!!!! "
The FastDNA™ SPIN Kit quickly and efficiently isolates genomic DNA from almost any sample (plant and animal tissues, cultured cells, bacteria, yeast, fungi, insects, etc). Up to 200 mg of tissue or cells are processed by the FastPrep-24™ 5G, FastPrep FP120™, FastPrep-96™ or SuperFastPrep-1™ with the Lysing Matrix A tubes.
The kit includes 3 different chaotropic buffers for the homogenization of a wide variety of sample types and the released DNA is purified by a silica-based spin filter method. Purified DNA is ready for enzyme digestion, electrophoresis, PCR and any other desired application.