ZymoBIOMICS™ DNA Mini Kit by Zymo Research

Manufacturer Zymo Research  |   Model: D4300
4.7
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5.0
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The ZymoBIOMICS™ DNA Mini Kit is designed for purifying DNA from a wide array of sample inputs (e.g. feces, soil, water, and biofilms), that is immediately ready for microbiome or metagenome analyses.


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Average Rating: 4.7
76 Scientists have reviewed this product

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  • Member since: 2021

  • Organization: Clemson University



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Good product.
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area: Extract DNA from compost samples

"The BIOMICS DNA kit is working great for my compost samples. The general procedure works great, and DNA QC is also good and the results are reproducible."

Review date: 16 Nov 2021 | ZymoBIOMICS™ DNA Mini Kit
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  • Member since: 2021

  • Organization: Indiana University



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    5 out of 5
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Great kit, would definitely buy again.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Beer microbiome analysis

"The kit comes with easy-to-follow directions and yields useful quantities of clean DNA. Across several sample types and processing runs, I didn't notice any difference in effectiveness or efficiency."

Review date: 16 Nov 2021 | ZymoBIOMICS™ DNA Mini Kit
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2021

  • Organization: Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine



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    5 out of 5
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Easy to use.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:DNA isolation from ChIP samples

"Achieved high quality results, easy to use."

Review date: 28 Jul 2021 | ZymoBIOMICS™ DNA Mini Kit
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2021

  • Organization: UT Southwestern Medical Center



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    5 out of 5
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This extraction kit works great and is very easy to use.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Microbiome extraction

"This kit is very easy to use and works great for most microbial samples. We use it mostly for bacterial extraction from stool samples. The gDNA collected afterward is great for 16s sequencing or shotgun metagenomics. This is our go to kit for most samples."

Review date: 28 Jul 2021 | ZymoBIOMICS™ DNA Mini Kit
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  • Member since: 2021

  • Organization: Global WaSH



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    5 out of 5
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Fast and reliable results.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:DNA extraction

"The kit is very easy to use and effective. This is my number 1 kit. Instructions to use are very clear and concise."

Review date: 28 Jul 2021 | ZymoBIOMICS™ DNA Mini Kit
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    Expert Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: University of North Carolina at Charlotte



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    4 out of 5
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    4 out of 5
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    4 out of 5
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Amazing quality results/kit/chemicals.
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:Extraction kit

"This kit has a great combination of chemicals that can provide good quality and quantity. Easy to use with straightforward protocol to be use. I use it almost everyday and very happy with its performance. Highly recommended."

Review date: 28 Jul 2021 | ZymoBIOMICS™ DNA Mini Kit
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  • Member since: 2021

  • Organization: Precidiag Inc



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    5 out of 5
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    4 out of 5
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    5 out of 5
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Easy to handle, good results.
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:Analyzing microbiome DNA

"This DNA/RNA Kit is not very consistent for the faecal microbiome. RNA output is too low to detect. But it is easy to handle. "

Review date: 28 Jul 2021 | ZymoBIOMICS™ DNA Mini Kit
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    Advanced Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: Trinity College of Dublin



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    5 out of 5
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    5 out of 5
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    5 out of 5
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Perfect results for non-target complex samples.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Microbiome

"Quick and efficient microbial DNA recovery kit from complex samples, even those not designed/tested by Zymo. I use this kit to characterise insect microbiota, instead of sample types described in the protocol. But they work nicely, and cheaper than other brands. "

Review date: 16 Jun 2021 | ZymoBIOMICS™ DNA Mini Kit
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2021

  • Organization: University of Toronto



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
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    5 out of 5
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    5 out of 5
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This is the backbone of my thesis project!
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Fecal gDNA extraction

"The workflow for the DNA minikit is straightforward and the columns are easy to use. I always get amazing DNA yields and quality from mouse fecal sample extractions for 16s sequencing and metagenomics analyses. As well, Zymo's product support team is amazing! Would highly recommend this kit for anyone doing gut microbiome research!"

Review date: 02 Jun 2021 | ZymoBIOMICS™ DNA Mini Kit
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2021

  • Organization: University of Aveiro



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
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    5 out of 5
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    5 out of 5
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Excellent and reproducible results. Very reliable.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Microbial DNA purification from soil

"This kit is very useful for microbial DNA isolation from soil samples. The end product has very high concentration and purity, consistently, and can be directly used in sequencing, making it an ideal tool to have in environmental microbiology molecular studies. As a kit, it is very straight forward to use (5/5), contact with the company regarding one small question was also very easy (5/5) and its cost is adequate for its consistency and quality (5/5)."

Review date: 20 May 2021 | ZymoBIOMICS™ DNA Mini Kit


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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2021

  • Organization: Institute of Neurobiology, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM)



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    5 out of 5
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    5 out of 5
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    5 out of 5
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Best results ever.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Microbiota analysis from human fecal samples subjected to in vitro colonic fermentation

"Using the kit was very easy since the DNA extraction is fully optimized. Despite having a low DNA concentration from our samples (as we started from a diluted fecal human sample), we obtained excellent results extracting DNA."

Review date: 23 Apr 2021 | ZymoBIOMICS™ DNA Mini Kit
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2021

  • Organization: UNAM, Mexico



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    5 out of 5
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    5 out of 5
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Cost effective and reliable DNA purification tool from marine sediments!
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Marine metagenomics

"The ZymoBIOMICS™ DNA Mini Kit provides a cost-effective and reliable tool to isolate DNA from almost any type of sediment - from clear sand to limes heavily loaded with organic matter. Don't waste time on standardization!"

Review date: 21 Mar 2021 | ZymoBIOMICS™ DNA Mini Kit
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2021

  • Organization: Indiana University



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
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    5 out of 5
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    5 out of 5
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Quality results.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Microbial profiling

"We got quality results. The kits are user-friendly. Good customer service!"

Review date: 16 Mar 2021 | ZymoBIOMICS™ DNA Mini Kit
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2021

  • Organization: University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Pakistan/ Michigan State University, USA



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
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It’s a perfect choice forfungal DNA extraction.
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:DNA of oak wilt fungus, bark and sap beetles

"It works very well for fungal DNA. However, it’s comparatively less effective against insects."

Review date: 16 Mar 2021 | ZymoBIOMICS™ DNA Mini Kit
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2021

  • Organization: Persephone Biome



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
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    5 out of 5
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    5 out of 5
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Great mini-prep kit.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Molecular biology

"Great mini-prep kit. Never had issues with downstream applications using this kit. Preps always came out very clean."

Review date: 16 Mar 2021 | ZymoBIOMICS™ DNA Mini Kit
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2021

  • Organization: uc davis



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
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    5 out of 5
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    5 out of 5
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Very great product and easy to manipulate. I like it very much.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Plasmid extraction and cell transfection

"The product is really good. Can get high quality and yield is enough for regular transfection."

Review date: 16 Mar 2021 | ZymoBIOMICS™ DNA Mini Kit
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: University of California at Los Angeles



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
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    5 out of 5
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    5 out of 5
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Great microbial DNA isolation kits for microbiome researchers!
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Analyze microbiome profile in human and mouse fecal samples

"I have used these kits for my research projects for the last 5 years. They work very well when compared to other microbial DNA kits in the market. The yield and quality of the DNA was enhanced after I started using these kits. The protocol is simple and user friendly. If you have a question, technical customer care is awesome to help. Definitely these kits are value for money and time."

Review date: 16 Mar 2021 | ZymoBIOMICS™ DNA Mini Kit
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2020

  • Organization: Texas A&M AgriLife Research



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
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    5 out of 5
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    5 out of 5
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Great results, will recommend.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:DNA marker analysis

"Great product for extracting DNA from rice leaf tissues."

Review date: 16 Mar 2021 | ZymoBIOMICS™ DNA Mini Kit
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2021

  • Organization: Montana State University



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
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    5 out of 5
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    5 out of 5
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Great product, easy to use!
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Soil DNA extraction

"I can count on consistent high yields and quality with this kit."

Review date: 16 Mar 2021 | ZymoBIOMICS™ DNA Mini Kit
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2021

  • Organization: Boston Children's Hospital



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    3 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
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Great product!
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:DNA extraction

"The extraction kit is robust and easy to use. We used this product and our work has led to a recent publication in Nature (Rao, C., Coyte, K.Z., Bainter, W. et al. Multi-kingdom ecological drivers of microbiota assembly in preterm infants."

Review date: 16 Mar 2021 | ZymoBIOMICS™ DNA Mini Kit
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2021

  • Organization: UT Southwestern Medical Center



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
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    5 out of 5
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We love this kit for stool samples or other high microbial load samples.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:DNA extraction on microbiome samples

"I use this kit for all of my stool extractions and other samples that have a high microbial load. The bead beating is very effective in lysing all of the hard to lyse microbes within or samples. I've found that this kit gives a good representation of the abundance of OTU's within a sample."

Review date: 16 Mar 2021 | ZymoBIOMICS™ DNA Mini Kit
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2020

  • Organization: Ceva Biomune



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
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    5 out of 5
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    5 out of 5
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Easy to use with pure nucleic acids for ONT sequencing.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Microbiome next generation sequencing

"Easy to use, simple instructions to follow for extractions. Quality nucleic acids after extractions that produce great results for Oxford Nanopore next generation sequencing."

Review date: 16 Mar 2021 | ZymoBIOMICS™ DNA Mini Kit
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2021

  • Organization: University of Georgia



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
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    4 out of 5
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Time efficient kit!
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:DNA extraction for PCR

"The kit was very easy to follow. I loved the time efficiency of the kit. Other DNA extraction methods take the whole day whereas this is a couple of hours. The DNA worked for what we needed it for. I would purchase again."

Review date: 16 Mar 2021 | ZymoBIOMICS™ DNA Mini Kit
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2021

  • Organization: University of Michigam



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
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    5 out of 5
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    5 out of 5
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Very convenient and efficient.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Cell samples

"Very easy to use and gives high quality DNA."

Review date: 16 Mar 2021 | ZymoBIOMICS™ DNA Mini Kit
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: Stockholm University



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    3 out of 5
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    3 out of 5
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Good results, but not quite suitable for arthropods.
Rating: 3.7

  • Application Area:DNA extraction from small samples

"The kit gives DNA of high quality, and the results are reproducible. However, it is sensitive to chitin (for my samples, it is unavoidable), and the yield is twice as low compared to Chelex extraction."

Review date: 16 Mar 2021 | ZymoBIOMICS™ DNA Mini Kit
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2021

  • Organization: University of Helsinki



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
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The best microbial DNA extraction kit for low-abundance samples.
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:Microbiota analysis in challenging samples

"We are doing DNA-based microbiota analysis in various animal-origin samples, including very low microbial abundance tissue samples. Based on our careful evaluation, this is the best microbial DNA extraction kit especially for this kind of purposes. We are using this for all our microbial DNA extractions."

Review date: 16 Mar 2021 | ZymoBIOMICS™ DNA Mini Kit
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2021

  • Organization: IBS Centre for Climate Physics



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    3 out of 5
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Great technical support.
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:DNA extraction

"I have been using this kit (D4300) to try to extract environmental DNA from swabs. Although I am still working through to find the best procedure/modification to reach my desired DNA yield (> 20 ng/ul), I have been able to increase it from <1 ng/ul to 5-9 ng/ul by following the advices of one of your specialist (Dr. Christian Camacho), who has been incredibly supportive and helpful. I have also appreciated that you sent me some samples of your products to test out."

Review date: 16 Mar 2021 | ZymoBIOMICS™ DNA Mini Kit
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2020

  • Organization: RAW Molecular Systems INC



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
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Love it.
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:Soil analysis

"Very good kit."

Review date: 07 Dec 2020 | ZymoBIOMICS™ DNA Mini Kit
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2020

  • Organization: University of Colorado Boulder



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    3 out of 5
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Great results with this kit.
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:Metagenomics

"It worked great for our metagenomics application."

Review date: 04 Dec 2020 | ZymoBIOMICS™ DNA Mini Kit
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2020

  • Organization: Department of Molecular & Integrative Physiology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
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    5 out of 5
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    5 out of 5
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Great results, and easy to use!
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Lipid metabolism regulated by microbiota

"Best of all, this kit is very easy to use. I was able to successfully obtain fecal DNA for 16S rRNA sequencing. The quality was very good for sequencing and qPCR. However, since the kit contains many reagents, the lids are numbered by me according to the order of use. This will allow you to isolate fecal DNA faster. I've used Zymo Research's product for a long time and have never been disappointed with using them and I'm always satisfied. That's why I rated the ease of use, aftercare, and value for money all 5 stars."

Review date: 04 Dec 2020 | ZymoBIOMICS™ DNA Mini Kit
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2020

  • Organization: Texas A&M University



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Excellent value compared to products from similar competition.
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:Personal DNA research

"Compared to other products for similar purposes, this DNA kit provides an economic and efficient way of understanding your own genetic biology, all in one easy to use package."

Review date: 04 Dec 2020 | ZymoBIOMICS™ DNA Mini Kit
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2020

  • Organization: Wayne State University



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
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    5 out of 5
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Awesome results with quick and easy provided protocol. Cost efficient.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Water sampling and genomics

"This product is excellent for environmental and gDNA. Zymo makes it a very simple and cost effective product. This product serves as the standard in our laboratory and extracting high quality DNA."

Review date: 04 Dec 2020 | ZymoBIOMICS™ DNA Mini Kit
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2020

  • Organization: REVEL PHARMACEUTICALS INC.



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Best of the 3 different vendors' kits we tried.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Metagenomic enzyme discovery.

"Product worked great compared to other metagenomic DNA prep kits we tried. We got 100 ng/uL yields of DNA and were able to use that DNA directly in subsequent PCR and phi29 reactions for additional amplification. Works great and recommend!"

Review date: 04 Dec 2020 | ZymoBIOMICS™ DNA Mini Kit
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2020

  • Organization: UCSF



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
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    5 out of 5
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Highly recommended.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:DNA sequencing

"This product is very easy to use, reproducible, and great value."

Review date: 04 Dec 2020 | ZymoBIOMICS™ DNA Mini Kit
  • Status:

    Advanced Reviewer

  • Member since: 2020

  • Organization: Indiana State University



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
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The kit was good, used it to extraxt DNA samples. The array result are satisfactory.
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:Purify DNA from tissue sample

"Steps are easy to follow. Good literature with better sampling method."

Review date: 04 Dec 2020 | ZymoBIOMICS™ DNA Mini Kit
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2020

  • Organization: University of North Dakota



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    3 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
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Good DNA yield.
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:Microbial DNA extraction from stool

"The prep kit is user friendly and decently quick. It gave us more than enough usable DNA for sequencing and validation. Would overall recommend."

Review date: 04 Dec 2020 | ZymoBIOMICS™ DNA Mini Kit
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2020

  • Organization: Florida International University



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Great results! Would not have been able to further my research without it.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Extract DNA from soil samples

"The product was very easy to use and I was able to obtain quality DNA samples from otherwise hard to lyse soil samples."

Review date: 21 Jul 2020 | ZymoBIOMICS™ DNA Mini Kit
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2020

  • Organization: Brown University



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Worked well for microbiome research.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:DNA extraction for microbiome assessment

"The product works great, and I love the $5 gift card that comes with the product. If you order enough it's free shipping too."

Review date: 05 Jun 2020 | ZymoBIOMICS™ DNA Mini Kit
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2019

  • Organization: Klinikum Darmstadt, Molekular Pathologie



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
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Must have in every lab!
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:NGS workflow

"The product is very easy to use and helpful in the NGS workflow."

Review date: 12 Dec 2019 | ZymoBIOMICS™ DNA Mini Kit
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2019

  • Organization: Plant Science & Landscape Architecture



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    2 out of 5
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Great result
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:DNA sequencing

"Zymo DNA extraction kit is pretty good. Therefore, I am planning to buy DNA cleaning and concentration kit for another experiment. Lets see how it goes."

Review date: 11 Dec 2019 | ZymoBIOMICS™ DNA Mini Kit
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2019

  • Organization: North Carolina State University



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
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Good results for mtDNA extractions from water filter samples. Good price too.
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:Extraction of water filter samples

"Once I learned to cut the environmental water sample filters two directions after curling up (longways and crossways), I got good extractions of our mtDNA. It is not as complicated to use as one other kit I tried and less expensive than a second other kit I used. I also like the fact that we can use the DNA/RNA shield and not have to freeze/thaw the filter samples."

Review date: 11 Dec 2019 | ZymoBIOMICS™ DNA Mini Kit
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2006

  • Organization: University of Nottingham



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Quick, clean prep method
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Extraction of staphylococcal DNA

"Easy to use - good purity and yield obtained by undergraduate students"

Review date: 11 Dec 2019 | ZymoBIOMICS™ DNA Mini Kit
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2015

  • Organization: University of Cincinnati



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Excellent kit, would definitely recommend.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Microbiome from tissue samples

"Good results, the DNA yield and quality was great!"

Review date: 11 Dec 2019 | ZymoBIOMICS™ DNA Mini Kit
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2019

  • Organization: Leibniz Zentrum für Marine Tropenforschung



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Great output, perfect clean DNA in a good concentration
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Different tissues from plant, algae or fish

"This DNA mini kit is super fast and easy to handle. The DNA quantities as well as the DNA quality are sufficient for many downstream processes. If you want to extract DNA quickly, the kit is just the thing for you."

Review date: 11 Dec 2019 | ZymoBIOMICS™ DNA Mini Kit
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2019

  • Organization: University Medical Center Göttingen



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Low expenses for high DNA quality and amounts
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Plasmid isolation for test digest of bacterial clones

"Previously, we used self-made buffers and precipitated the DNA with EtOH, which was the cheapest option, but very time-consuming and additional purification of the DNA was necessary for further applications, such as Sanger sequencing. Although small volumes of bacterial suspensions were used, we achieved high amounts of DNA with high purity. Due to the fast and easy to handle protocol the whole procedure of DNA isolation, digestion, and sequencing can now be accomplished within one day. The kit is comparably cheap in addition to the good performance, so we started to frequently use it for testing of bacterial clones."

Review date: 11 Dec 2019 | ZymoBIOMICS™ DNA Mini Kit
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2019

  • Organization: Axial Biotherapeutics



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Good kit for DNA from stool
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:DNA extraction from stool samples

"The product came with all the applicable columns and reagents needed to complete the process. The price point was good if DNA is the required output - this kit is half the price of the RNA/DNA extraction kit. Clean results run through qPCR without incident."

Review date: 02 Dec 2019 | ZymoBIOMICS™ DNA Mini Kit
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2019

  • Organization: The University of Hong Kong



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Perfect product to be coupled with samples in Shield solution.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:DNA extraction

"We used this product to isolate gDNA from samples in Shield solution. ZymoBIOMICS also have micro prep for low biomass. These products (Shield solution and ZymoBIOMICS) saved my samples and project. The experimental parts of the project are finished. 1 paper published. 1 under review. 1 in-preparation. Thank you Zymo."

Review date: 29 Nov 2019 | ZymoBIOMICS™ DNA Mini Kit
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2019

  • Organization: UNIV OF ARKANSAS FOR MEDICAL SCIENCES



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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More purity.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Microbiome

"I compared ZymoBIOMICS to QIAGEN and get a better result. My colleague compared 4 kits and found that ZymoBIOMICS kits performed the best."

Review date: 27 Nov 2019 | ZymoBIOMICS™ DNA Mini Kit
  • Status:

    Advanced Reviewer

  • Member since: 2019

  • Organization: University of Pittsburgh



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    3 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
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We got reliable results and published our data in peer-reviewed journals.
Rating: 3.7

  • Application Area:Mouse fecal and cecum samples

"The product is widely used by us for the microbiome project. So far this product has not given us any problem. It is easy to use and cost-effective. We got reliable results and published our data in peer-reviewed journals."

Review date: 27 Nov 2019 | ZymoBIOMICS™ DNA Mini Kit
  • Status:

    Advanced Reviewer

  • Member since: 2019

  • Organization: University of Waikato



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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I found the kit easy to use and effectively purified quality for DNA sequencing.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Extract DNA from human stool and oral swab samples

"We obtained high quality DNA free of major PCR inhibition using this kit. I thoroughly recommend the kit to anyone wanting DNA suitable for next-generation sequencing applications."

Review date: 27 Nov 2019 | ZymoBIOMICS™ DNA Mini Kit
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: Federal Institute of Industrial Research, Oshodi, Lagos, Nigeria.



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Great results on first trial and consistent results on repeated use.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Extraction of total DNA from fresh and degrading paint sample

"We had been searching for a kit to extract total DNA from fresh and degrading paint samples for 16S metagenomics sequencing. Most kits available would work with urine, soil and faeces. I then got to know about the ZymoBIOMICS DNA Kit which had a wide sample type coverage though the kit itself had not been tried or tested with paints. Further interactions with the representative in Nigeria on processing the paint samples prior to extraction provided a possible method of getting DNA out of the paint sample. Further optimization of sample amount, sample processing, reagents in the kit and protocol yield good quality and amount of DNA to our amazement. The extracted DNA was subsequently used for 16S metagenomics sequencing and the findings from our work are already been packaged for publication."

Review date: 27 Nov 2019 | ZymoBIOMICS™ DNA Mini Kit
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: Oklahoma State University



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Great product!
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Analysis of sequencing products for gut microbiome study

"The product is extremely good. The protocol is easy to use and fast. It provides reproducible and high quality DNA applicable for every downstream analysis."

Review date: 09 Aug 2019 | ZymoBIOMICS™ DNA Mini Kit
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2019

  • Organization: Oakland Technical High School



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Great results.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:DNA extraction from mushrooms, onions and bacteria

"I had several students use the Zymo kit to extract DNA. In all cases, the extractions were effective."

Review date: 06 Jun 2019 | ZymoBIOMICS™ DNA Mini Kit
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2019

  • Organization: University of Applied Sciences Bonn-Rhein-Sieg



  • Ease of use
    3 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
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Good results.
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:Microbiome

"Mini Kit works very well. What would be really cool and make life easier, would be if you would color code the vials as well as the tubes columns. So you start with the red solution you load on the red column ... next green and so on. This would reduce the error rate as well increase the speed you can work. Also, the names of the solutions and vials could be simpler."

Review date: 06 Jun 2019 | ZymoBIOMICS™ DNA Mini Kit
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2019

  • Organization: Embark Vet



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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A fantastic product!
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Efficient genotyping of various biological samples

"As usual, Zymo delivers on an affordable and efficient product that provides a one-step process to extract PCR ready gDNA."

Review date: 06 Jun 2019 | ZymoBIOMICS™ DNA Mini Kit
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2019

  • Organization: Queensland University of Technology



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Highly recommend trying their products.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Analyze 16S in rumen fluid from cows with different diets

"The Zymo products are all very easy to use and extremely quick. They are well priced compared to their competitors and I find they have a novel approach to simplifying their products overall. I have been impressed with the results so far and would highly recommend people trying their products."

Review date: 06 Jun 2019 | ZymoBIOMICS™ DNA Mini Kit
  • Status:

    Advanced Reviewer

  • Member since: 2019

  • Organization: University of Waikato



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
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Really good kit, value for money.
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:Extract DNA from stool

"This kits is easy to use and yielded high quality DNA to send off for sequencing. I can throughly recommend this product to anyone."

Review date: 05 Jun 2019 | ZymoBIOMICS™ DNA Mini Kit
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2019

  • Organization: University of Victoria



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    2 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Great results so far!
Rating: 3.7

  • Application Area:Harvest genomic DNA from yeast

"Over all, very pleased with this kit. Looking to purchase more in the coming months."

Review date: 05 Jun 2019 | ZymoBIOMICS™ DNA Mini Kit
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2019

  • Organization: UAB



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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I would highly recommend this product.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Analyze different cells

"The product is easy to use and of good quality. The price is acceptable. Reproducibility is high."

Review date: 05 Jun 2019 | ZymoBIOMICS™ DNA Mini Kit
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2019

  • Organization: Evolve BioSystems, Inc.



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Good kit for DNA extraction across a wide matrix of sample types.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:PCR, qPCR to quantify species in samples and assess metabolic capabilities of bacterial populations

"This kit will reliably extract decent quality DNA from our samples (feces and supernatant). We study mostly gram positive organisms so we use a reliable homogenizer to crack open the cells and have worked with tech support at Zymo to optimize the protocol to get cleaner, higher yields. If you try the kit and find that you aren’t getting the results that you expect, definitely give tech support a call. They have always been very helpful in providing tips to increase quantity and quality of DNA. We have been using this kit for years and appreciate how Zymo updates it when they develop improvements."

Review date: 05 Jun 2019 | ZymoBIOMICS™ DNA Mini Kit
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2019

  • Organization: Idbydna



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
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Great product, worth sticking with.
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:Extracting DNA from metagenomic samples

"Gives good results for metagenomic extractions. Bashing beads work great for bacteria. We are looking into a magnetic-bead-based extraction to simplify workflow."

Review date: 05 Jun 2019 | ZymoBIOMICS™ DNA Mini Kit
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: UCSF



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    3 out of 5
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Works great.
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:Extract DNA for metagenomics

"It's an all-inclusive kit for extracting DNA for metagenomics purposes. It works well with the Zymo microbial controls and the hostzero kit. Available in 96 well plates extraction for higher throughput."

Review date: 05 Jun 2019 | ZymoBIOMICS™ DNA Mini Kit
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2019

  • Organization: Marquette University



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
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Yes for purchase.
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:DNA extraction

"It is easy to use and cost-effective and yield is high."

Review date: 05 Jun 2019 | ZymoBIOMICS™ DNA Mini Kit
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2006

  • Organization: University of Nottingham



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Great.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Isolation of stapylococcus chromosomal dna

"Great, easy and reproducible results from a number of environmental isolates."

Review date: 05 Jun 2019 | ZymoBIOMICS™ DNA Mini Kit
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2019

  • Organization: University of Georgia



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    3 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
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Easy, fast and reproducible genomic DNA suitable for several downstream applications.
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:Evaluate genomic locus editing

"Very easy to use, fast and reproducible in my genomic DNA preparations. Reasonably high yields with very clean preps at a very competitive cost."

Review date: 05 Jun 2019 | ZymoBIOMICS™ DNA Mini Kit
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2019

  • Organization: UW-Madisoon



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
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It is very useful. Never disappointed.
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:Purify tissue samples

"It's easy to use and saves my time. We have used the kit for many years. The price is nice if have a promo code."

Review date: 05 Jun 2019 | ZymoBIOMICS™ DNA Mini Kit
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2019

  • Organization: Baylor University



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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A quality product with reasonable price suitable for small-scale projects.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Processing sewage water samples for microbiome analysis

"The products were certainly useful, specifically designed for the work we do on a regular bais. They were reasonably priced and easy to use, and most of all produced quality products for our work compatible with previous more expensive products. However, the capacity of it is somewhat inadequate for our daily use but will come back to it on suitable projects."

Review date: 05 Jun 2019 | ZymoBIOMICS™ DNA Mini Kit
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: Portuguese Catholic University



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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I recommend this product for DNA extraction from soil.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Extraction of total DNA from soil samples

"This product was very effective for the extraction of DNA from soil samples with high amounts of contaminants. High yield and high pure DNA."

Review date: 05 Jun 2019 | ZymoBIOMICS™ DNA Mini Kit
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2019

  • Organization: Childrens hospital of Philadelphia



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Great kit!
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Mouse tail DNA

"High quality and reproducible results in less time."

Review date: 05 Jun 2019 | ZymoBIOMICS™ DNA Mini Kit
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2019

  • Organization: AKESOgen



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Efficient, fast, and cost effective solution
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Analyze the microbial content of stool samples

"The ZymoBIOMICS DNA Mini Kit was an efficient, fast, and cost effective solution to extraction of gram positive and gram negative bacteria. The sequencing of taxonomic data look great!"

Review date: 05 Jun 2019 | ZymoBIOMICS™ DNA Mini Kit
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2014

  • Organization: Indiana University



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Great product, would buy it again!
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Microbiomics

"The kit was super-easy to use, had straightforward directions, and yielded DNA that was perfect for NGS."

Review date: 05 Jun 2019 | ZymoBIOMICS™ DNA Mini Kit
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2019

  • Organization: University of Maryland School of Medicine - Institute For Genome Sciences



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
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Great product yielding consistent results.
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:Extract DNA for microbiome studies

"We have been using Zymo products for years, and the quality has always been consistent. Price is very reasonable and in line with the competition, and the yields are consistently similar or better than other manufacturers. What makes the difference, though, is the fact that for most of our downstream applications (microbiome-based strategies, using either 16S rRNA gene PCR and sequencing, or library prep for meta genomic shotgun sequencing), the Zymo kits generally yields lower failure rates across our samples, which can be a huge time saver (less sample troubleshooting)!"

Review date: 05 Jun 2019 | ZymoBIOMICS™ DNA Mini Kit
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2019

  • Organization: UKE I.Med. Klinik O58 3.OG R308



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    3 out of 5
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Good protocol, works fine but gives a small amount of DNA.
Rating: 3.7

  • Application Area:Human tissue DNA analysis

"The kit is easy to use, works fine, the DNA quality is very good, but the amount of DNA from the tissue is poor. When you've got small amounts of tissue it's not the best option."

Review date: 05 Jun 2019 | ZymoBIOMICS™ DNA Mini Kit
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2019

  • Organization: FSU Jena



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
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Must have in the lab.
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:Sequencing and cloning

"I really like all the products from Zymo Research. They come with user friendly instructions. The protocol is well written and usually very time saving and easy to do. The end products we obtain are of good quality and have no contamination."

Review date: 05 Jun 2019 | ZymoBIOMICS™ DNA Mini Kit
  • Status:

    Advanced Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: Trinity College of Dublin



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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A clear, complete and easy solution for microbiomics and metagenomics!
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Microbiome characterization

"I highly recommend this product if you work with microbes, for characterizing the microbiome of any source! It can be used even in complex sources, ie. whole insects. The added standards helps to determine the bias due to specific extraction protocols from non-standard sources."

Review date: 29 Jan 2018 | ZymoBIOMICS™ DNA Mini Kit
  • Status:

    Advanced Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: Trinity College of Dublin



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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It’s fantastic! I hope that all researchers switch to it for microbiome analysis
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:Bacterial DNA extraction from complex tissues

"This is a kit unique in its actual layout, no other supplier has an equivalent format. The success of the kit relies on the bacterial communities control incorporated that allows you to compare your results among different sequencing platforms, or even between your precedent bacterial DNA extraction methods from complex samples to determine the microbiome composition."

Review date: 17 Jan 2017 | ZymoBIOMICS™ DNA Mini Kit

The ZymoBIOMICS™ DNA Mini Kit is designed for purifying DNA from a wide array of sample inputs (e.g. feces, soil, water, and biofilms), that is immediately ready for microbiome or metagenome analyses.

The ZymoBIOMICS™ innovative lysis system eliminates bias associated with unequal lysis efficiencies of different organisms (e.g. Gram-negative/positive bacteria, fungus, protozoans, and algae) making it ideal for microbial community profiling. Unbiased mechanical lysis of tough microbes is achieved by bead beating with the innovative ZymoBIOMICS™ ultra-high density BashingBeads™ and validated using the ZymoBIOMICS™ Microbial Community Standard, as shown in Figure 3. In addition, the ZymoBIOMICS™ DNA Mini kit is equipped with Zymo’s Proprietary OneStep™ PCR Inhibitor removal technology enabling PCR from the most PCR prohibitive environmental samples rich in humic and fulvic acids, tannins, melanin, and other polyphenolic compounds.

Coupling state-of-the-art lysis technology with Zymo-Spin™ purification technology results in superior yields of ultra-pure DNA ideal for all downstream applications including PCR, arrays, 16S rRNA gene sequencing, and shotgun sequencing.

 

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ZymoBIOMICS™ DNA Mini Kit

Manufacturer Zymo Research

4.7 / 5.0 | 76 reviews