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TRIzol™ Reagent and Phasemaker™ Tubes Complete System (Invitrogen™)

This system includes both TRIzol™ Reagent and Invitrogen™ Phasemaker™ Tubes.

TRIzol Reagent is a complete, ready-to-use reagent for the isolation of high-quality total RNA from a variety of biological samples. It offers superior lysis capability, even with difficult sample types.

Phasemaker Tubes contain a thick liquid polymer that separates and completely isolates the upper aqueous phase of the TRIzol Reagent mix from the organic phase underneath, greatly simplifying removal of the upper phase containing the RNA. This TRIzol Reagent and Phasemaker Tubes Complete System is for the extraction of RNA, not DNA or protein. It will accommodate 50–100 mg of tissue. For cultured cells, please refer to the manual for information on sample size.

TRIzol™ LS Reagent and Phasemaker™ Tubes Complete System (Invitrogen™)

This system includes both TRIzol™ LS Reagent and Invitrogen™ Phasemaker™ Tubes.

TRIzol LS Reagent is a complete, ready-to-use reagent for the isolation of high-quality total RNA from a variety of liquid biological samples such as serum and virus preparations.

Phasemaker Tubes contain a thick liquid polymer that separates and completely isolates the upper aqueous phase of the TRIzol Reagent mix from the organic phase underneath, greatly simplifying removal of the upper phase containing the RNA. This TRIzol LS Reagent and Phasemaker Tubes Complete System is for the extraction of RNA, not DNA or protein. It will accommodate approximately 0.25 mL of sample.

TRIzol™ LS Reagent (Invitrogen™)

TRIzol® LS Reagent is a complete, ready-to-use reagent optimized for the isolation of high-quality total RNA, or the simultaneous isolation of RNA, DNA, and protein from a variety of liquid samples. This monophasic solution of phenol and guanidine isothiocyanate is designed to isolate separate fractions of RNA, DNA, and proteins from liquid samples of human, animal, plant, yeast, bacterial, and viral origin, typically within one hour. Key features of TRIzol® LS Reagent:

• Formulated for use with liquid samples such as serum and virus preparations
• Facilitates recovery of RNA, DNA, and protein from a single liquid sample
• Offers excellent lysis capability, even with difficult biological fluids

Reliably purify RNA from multiple sample sources
TRIzol® LS Reagent is designed for processing a variety of liquid samples of up to 0.25 mL in volume. TRIzol® LS Reagent differs from the standard TRIzol® Reagent in concentration, which permits larger samples to be processed. Just as with the standard TRIzol® Reagent, the integrity of resulting RNA preparations is maintained by the highly effective inhibition of RNase activity during sample homogenization. The simplicity of the TRIzol® LS Reagent method allows simultaneous processing of a large number of samples. The entire procedure can be completed in 1 hour. Total RNA isolated by TRIzol® LS Reagent is free of protein and DNA contamination.

Formulated to serve multiple isolations
TRIzol® LS Reagent allows you to perform sequential precipitation of RNA, DNA, and proteins from a single sample. After homogenizing the sample with TRIzol® LS Reagent, chloroform is added, and the homogenate is allowed to separate into a clear upper aqueous layer (containing RNA), an interface, and a red lower organic layer (containing the DNA and proteins). RNA is precipitated from the aqueous layer with isopropanol. DNA is precipitated from the aqueous/organic interface with ethanol. Protein is precipitated from the phenol-ethanol layer by isopropanol precipitation. The precipitated RNA, DNA, or protein is washed to remove impurities, and then resuspended for use in downstream applications.

Purified products are ideal for use with a variety of applications
Isolated RNA can be used in real-time quantitative PCR (qPCR), northern blot analysis, dot blot hybridization, poly-(A)+ selection, In vitro translation, RNase protection assays, and molecular cloning. Isolated DNA can be used in PCR, restriction enzyme digestion, and Southern blots. Isolated protein can be used for western blots, recovery of some enzymatic activity, and some immunoprecipitation

MagMAX™ Viral/Pathogen Wash Solution (Applied Biosystems™)

This wash solution is included in the MagMAX Viral/Pathogen Nucleic Acid Isolation kits and MagMAX Microbiome Ultra Nucleic Acid Isolation Kit (Cat. Nos. A42352, A42356, A42357, and A42358). It is made available separately for applications that require more wash solution than is provided in the kit.

Extra MagMAX FFPE DNA/RNA Ultra Reagents (Applied Biosystems™)

This package includes supplemental reagents for use with the MagMAX FFPE DNA/RNA Ultra Kit (Cat. No. A31881). These additional reagents consist of protease digestion buffer, binding solution, and DNA wash buffer and are specifically for use when processing >40 um sections. See the User Guide for details.

MagMAX CORE Nucleic Acid Purification Kit + Mechanical Lysis Module (Applied Biosystems™)

This MagMAX CORE Mechanical Lysis Module Bundle includes a MagMAX CORE Mechanical Lysis Module and MagMAX CORE Nucleic Acid Purification Kit. The Mechanical Lysis Module is also available separately.

The Applied Biosystems MagMAX CORE sample preparation solution is a universal sample preparation system designed to meet current and future veterinary testing needs. This modular technology is optimized for the purification of nucleic acids from a wide range of sample matrices commonly submitted for veterinary diagnostic testing. The MagMAX CORE Mechanical Lysis Module is offered as a supplement to the MagMAX CORE Nucleic Acid Purification Kit to aid in the processing of hard-to-lyse organisms like Mycobacterium avium paratuberculosis (MAP) and bovine tuberculosis in feces, milk, and environmental samples.

Features include:
Convenience—a complete solution using the same CORE chemistry
Confidence—higher-quality nucleic acids from difficult-to-lyse samples, including both small (0.3 g) and large (2–5 g) volume feces samples
Flexible—purchase only what you need to lyse MAP and other hard-to-lyse organisms

The MagMAX CORE Nucleic Acid Purification Kit and the MagMAX CORE Mechanical Lysis Module help make your lab more efficient through greater convenience, consistent performance, and time and cost savings.

MagMAX™ Microbiome Lysis Solution (Applied Biosystems™)

This lysis buffer is included in the MagMAX Microbiome Ultra Nucleic Acid Isolation Kit (Cat. Nos. A42357, and A42358). It is made available separately for applications that require more lysis solution than is provided in the kit.

TRIzol™ Plus RNA Purification Kit and Phasemaker™ Tubes Complete System (Invitrogen™)

This system includes both the TRIzol™ Plus RNA Purification Kit and Invitrogen™ Phasemaker™ Tubes.

The TRIzol Plus RNA Purification Kit combines the strong lysis capability of TRIzol Reagent with the convenient and time-saving silica-cartridge purification protocol of the PureLink™ RNA Mini Kit to provide ultrapure total RNA typically within an hour from a wide variety of sample types.

Phasemaker Tubes contain a thick liquid polymer that separates and completely isolates the upper aqueous phase of the TRIzol Reagent mix from the organic phase underneath, greatly simplifying the removal of the upper phase containing the RNA. This TRIzol Plus RNA Purification Kit and Phasemaker Tubes Complete System is for the extraction of RNA, not DNA or protein. It will accommodate 50–100 mg of tissue. For cultured cells, please refer to the manual for information on sample size.

MagMAX™ Viral/Pathogen Binding Beads (Applied Biosystems™)

These binding beads are included in the MagMAX Viral/Pathogen Nucleic Acid Isolation kits and MagMAX Microbiome Ultra Nucleic Acid Isolation Kit (Cat. Nos. A42352, A42356, A42357, and A42358). They are made available separately for applications that require more binding beads than are provided in the kit.

PrepMan™ Ultra Sample Preparation Reagent (Applied Biosystems™)

The PrepMan® Ultra Sample Preparation Reagent was developed for the rapid preparation of DNA template from Gram-negative food-borne pathogens for use in PCR amplification reactions. These samples often have high lipid content that can inhibit PCR amplification of the template. Using a simple boil and spin protocol, PrepMan®Ultra Reagent efficiently inactivates PCR inhibitors, significantly reducing the need to repeat the template preparation step.

PrepMan® Ultra reagent has been used to prepare PCR-ready template from a wide variety of different sources, including bacteria, yeast, filamentous fungi, both from a plate or from liquid culture, mammalian tissue smears, human cells (buccal swab), and mammalian whole blood. The resulting template has been used amplified in allelic discrimination assays, genetically modified organism (GMO) detection and quantification, food pathogen detection, microbial identification, and bacterial strain typing.

• Simple, rapid protocol reduces time to results.
• Unique formulation inactivates PCR inhibitors, yielding consistent results.
• PCR-ready template can be prepared from a wide range of sample types.
• Affordable method with a low price per preparation.
• Homogeneous solution with minimal sample-handling requirements.
• Microcentrifuge tube-based format means no additional equipment is needed for template preparation.

PrepMan® Ultra reagent is a novel formulation and is a homogeneous solution that does not contain Chelex® or any other type of resin or matrix.

This product is a replacement⁄improvement of PrepMan® Sample Preparation Reagent, and should be recommended to current and potential PrepMan® Reagent users.

Used With
3500/3500xL Genetic Analyzer Capillary Array (50 cm), 3130xL/3100 Genetic Analyzer Capillary Array (36 cm), 96-Well Plate Septa, AmpliTaq Gold® PCR Master Mix, BigDye® Terminator v1.1 Cycle Sequencing Kit, POP-6™ Polymer for 3100⁄3100-Avant™ Genetic Analyzers, PrepMan® Ultra Sample Preparation Reagent, TaqMan® GMO Maize 35S Detection Kit, TaqMan® GMO Soy 35S Detection Kit.

PrepSEQ™ 1-2-3 Nucleic Acid Extraction Kit (Applied Biosystems™)

The PrepSEQ® 1-2-3 Nucleic Acid Extraction Kit uses magnetic particle-based separation
technology to extract DNA from Mycoplasma cells or Mouse Minute Virus
(MMV) isolated from a variety of starting material, such as infected cell cultures
or Mycoplasma liquid cultures.

Using this kit, you prepare lysates of samples before you extract the target DNA.
For samples that contain Mycoplasma, the lysates contain Mycoplasma DNA
from the free organisms in the culture media and from organisms released from
the infected host cells.

MagMAX™ Microbiome Bead Plate (Applied Biosystems™)

This bead plate is included in the MagMAX Microbiome Ultra Nucleic Acid Isolation Kit (Cat. No. A42357). It is made available separately for applications that require additional plates.

MagMAX™ CORE Glass Microbeads (Applied Biosystems™)

MagMAX CORE Glass Microbeads are offered as a supplement to the MagMAX CORE Nucleic Acid Purification Kit and the MagMAX CORE Mechanical Lysis Module. The beads aid in the homogenization of completely dessicated feces such as environmental samples or fecal pellets.

For a kit that contains these microbeads as well as the MagMAX CORE Nucleic Acid Purification Kit and the MagMAX CORE Mechanical Lysis Module, please see Cat. No. A37488.

MagMAX™ Viral/Pathogen Proteinase K (Applied Biosystems™)

This Proteinase K is included in the MagMAX Viral/Pathogen Nucleic Acid Isolation kits and MagMAX Microbiome Ultra Nucleic Acid Isolation Kit (Cat. Nos. A42352, A42356, A42357, and A42358). It is made available separately for applications that require more Proteinase K than is provided in the kit.

Max Bacterial Enhancement Reagent (Invitrogen™)

The Max Bacterial Enhancement Reagent is designed for use with TRIzol® Reagent to improve the isolation of intact total RNA up to 3-fold from Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria. The Max Bacterial Enhancement Reagent is a ready-to-use solution composed of chelating agents, detergent, and a buffer, and is used as an efficient pre-treatment buffer for bacterial cells prior to RNA isolation with TRIzol® Reagent. The use of Max Bacterial Enhancement Reagent with TRIzol® inactivates endogenous RNases and promotes protein denaturation, improving the RNA quality and integrity. The Max Bacterial Enhancement Reagent is available either separately or packaged with TRIzol as part of the TRIzol® Max™ Bacterial RNA Isolation Kit (Cat. No. 16096020 or 16096040).

TRIzol™ Reagent (Invitrogen™)

TRIzol® Reagent is a complete, ready-to-use reagent for the isolation of high-quality total RNA or the simultaneous isolation of RNA, DNA, and protein from a variety of biological samples. This monophasic solution of phenol and guanidine isothiocyanate is designed to isolate separate fractions of RNA, DNA, and proteins from cell and tissue samples of human, animal, plant, yeast, or bacterial origin, within one hour.

Key features of TRIzol® Reagent include:

• Permits the isolation of RNA, DNA, and protein from the same sample
• Offers superior lysis capability, even with difficult sample types
• Optimized formulations and protocols for tissues, cells, serum, virus, and bacteria

Reliably purify RNA from multiple sample volumes and sources
TRIzol® Reagent performs well with small quantities of tissue (50–100 mg) and cells (5 × 106), as well as with large quantities of tissue (≥1 g) and cells (>107), and comes with prototcols for purification from samples of human, animal, plant, or bacterial origin. TRIzol® Reagent maintains the integrity of the RNA due to highly effective inhibition of RNase activity while disrupting cells and dissolving cell components during sample homogenization. The simplicity of the TRIzol® Reagent method allows simultaneous processing of a large number of samples. The entire procedure can be completed in 1 hour. Total RNA isolated by TRIzol® Reagent is free of protein and DNA contamination.

Formulated for isolation of multiple molecular targets
TRIzol® Reagent allows you to perform sequential precipitation of RNA, DNA, and proteins from a single sample. After homogenizing the sample with TRIzol® Reagent, chloroform is added, and the homogenate is allowed to separate into a clear upper aqueous layer (containing RNA), and interphase and red lower organic layers (containing the DNA and proteins). RNA is precipitated from the aqueous layer with isopropanol. DNA is precipitated from the interphase/organic layer with ethanol. Protein is precipitated from the phenol-ethanol supernatant by isopropanol precipitation. The precipitated RNA, DNA, or protein is washed to remove impurities, and then resuspended for use in downstream applications.

PureLink™ Plant RNA Reagent (Invitrogen™)

Plant RNA Reagent is a single-component solution optimized for the isolation of high yields of high-quality total RNA from a variety of plant tissues, especially those rich in polyphenolics (e.g., conifer needles) or starch (e.g., potato tuber or seeds). Features of the Plant RNA Reagent:

• Isolate high-quality RNA from difficult plant materials
• Use for small-scale and large-scale RNA isolations

Improved quality and purity of plant RNA
Plant RNA Reagent is optimized to have less sample DNA contamination, to be twice as effective as TRIzol® Reagent, and have a simplified RNA extraction protocol for minimized time and labor. The end result is high-yield, high-purity RNA (determined by A260/A280 and gel analysis) from a variety of plant material sources.

Works for milligram to gram quantities of starting material
Plant RNA Reagent provides greater flexibility for sample size and processing formats, and can be used for both small-scale (up to 0.1 g plant tissue) and large-scale (0.1–5 g plant tissue) total RNA isolation. The amount supplied (100 mL) is sufficient for 200 reactions using 100 mg of tissue, or 4 reactions using 5 g of tissue.

Isolated RNA is ideal for a variety of applications and products:

cDNA library construction kits
Real-Time PCR (qPCR)
Northern blotting kits & reagents
Poly(A) selection kit
RNase control reagents & assays

MagMAX™ Microbiome Bead Tubes (Applied Biosystems™)

These bead tubes are included in the MagMAX Microbiome Ultra Nucleic Acid Isolation Kit (Cat. No. A42358). They are made available separately for applications that require more tubes than are provided in the kit.

MagMAX™ FFPE DNA/RNA Ultra Kit (Applied Biosystems™)

The MagMAX™ FFPE DNA/RNA Ultra Kit is designed for sequential isolation of DNA and RNA from the same formaldehyde- or paraformaldehyde-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissue sample. The DNA and RNA are recovered in separate eluates, and both are compatible with a broad range of applications, including real-time PCR and next-generation sequencing. The isolation of RNA and DNA from the same FFPE sample makes this kit an ideal method of sample preparation for Oncomine™ Comprehensive and Oncomine™ Focus assays.

Features of the MagMAX FFPE DNA/RNA Ultra Kit include:
• Flexible design that permits both manual and automated isolation of RNA and DNA
• Minimal requirement of 5 µm section or curl input
• Capable of processing 40 µm FFPE sections or curls; greater than 40 µm sections can be processed with an alternative protocol
• Compatible with targeted RNA and DNA sequencing panels
• Contains Dynabeads™ MyOne™ Silane for consistent isolation of RNA, microRNA, and DNA
• Alternative protocols for the isolation of RNA or DNA only

Unlocking the information contained in FFPE samples is essential to cancer research. Common nucleic acid isolation methods require you to choose which nucleic acid to recover from a given sample, with loss of the other nucleic acid (and any information that may have resulted from its analysis). Alternatively, the DNA and RNA are co-purified, or the sample is split in half so that each can be purified.

More information from less sample input
The MagMAX FFPE DNA/RNA Ultra Kit protocol addresses these issues by first isolating DNA from the FFPE sample and then recovering the RNA from the DNA-depleted supernatant. The nucleic acids are prepared as separate eluates and are then ready for downstream analysis. This allows for a fuller analysis of precious samples, including investigation of important biomarkers, such as hotspot mutations, CNVs, gene fusions, and indels.

Benefits of MagMAX magnetic bead–based purification
The magnetic bead–based purification format of the kit allows for easy scaling of the number of samples processed either manually with a magnetic stand or with a magnetic particle processor such as the KingFisher™ Duo Prime or KingFisher™ Flex processor.

Magnetic beads offer many benefits compared to other technologies for isolating nucleic acids. Beads bind the RNA and DNA more efficiently than glass fiber filters, resulting in higher and more consistent yields. Additionally, because filters and vacuum manifolds are not used, there is no risk of undigested tissue particulates clogging these items during the extraction process. This clogging issue is of particular concern with fibrous FFPE tissue samples that that are not fully digested during the proteinase K treatment.

Optimized bead surface chemistry
The Dynabeads MyOne Silane utilized in the MagMAX FFPE DNA/RNA Ultra Kit have an optimized silica-like surface chemistry with high specific surface area that allows efficient kinetics and high sensitivity in nucleic acid capture. These aspects make Dynabeads MyOne Silane ideal for the recovery of both RNA and DNA targets found in FFPE samples. Once captured, both of these nucleic acids are then eluted separately in volumes of 50 µL and are ready for downstream applications.

PureLink™ HiPure BAC Buffer Kit (Invitrogen™)

The PureLink® HiPure BAC Buffer Kit provides additional buffers and reagents for performing BAC (Bacterial Artificial Chromosome) DNA isolation using the PureLink® HiPure Plasmid Kits. The PureLink® HiPure Plasmid Kits utilize a proprietary anion-exchange resin which allows you to purify high-quality BAC DNA from E. coli cultures. BAC DNA requires the use of large bacterial culture volumes to obtain a reasonable DNA yield. The additional buffers and reagents needed for working with larger bacterial cultures are provided in this Buffer Kit. From a 100 ml culture, you can expect to purify ~40 µg of BAC DNA. The PureLink® HiPure BAC Buffer Kit provides reagents sufficient for five BAC Maxipreps, or 25 BAC Midipreps, or 100 BAC Minipreps.

Agarase (0.5 U/µL) (Thermo Scientific™)

Thermo Scientific Agarase is an enzyme that specifically digests the agarose polysaccharide core into neoagaro-oligosaccharides. Agarase allows for gentle yet efficient recovery of DNA or RNA fragments from low melting point agarose. The recovered nucleic acids can be directly used for amplification, cloning, sequencing, etc.

MagMAX™ Microbiome Ultra Nucleic Acid Isolation Kit, with bead plate (Applied Biosystems™)

Stool and soil are often the sample types of choice for scientists in the microbiome field. However, these samples also happen to be some of the most challenging to extract RNA and DNA from, until now. The MagMAX Microbiome Ultra Nucleic Acid Isolation Kit enables efficient, high-throughput nucleic acid extraction from stool and soil. The kit utilizes MagMAX magnetic-bead technology, ensuring reproducible recovery of high-quality nucleic acid compatible with a broad range of applications, including microarrays, real-time PCR, and next-generation sequencing.

Features of the MagMAX Microbiome Nucleic Acid Isolation Kit include:
• Automation-ready protocols designed for the KingFisher Flex and KingFisher Duo Prime systems
• Fast procedure allows for 96 samples to be processed in ~60 minutes
• Compatible with stool, soil, and swabs contained in transport medium
• Mechanical disruption via bead beating in 96-well plate or individual tubes
• Elution volumes ranging from 50 to 200 µL

Maximize sample input and nucleic acid recovery in minimal time
Up to 100 mg of stool can be processed per well in a KingFisher 96-deep well plate. When the extraction process is performed using a KingFisher Flex system, 96 samples can processed in ~60 minutes; when using a KingFisher Duo Prime system 12 samples can be processed in ~50 minutes. When the protocol is completed, pure RNA and DNA is concentrated in 100 µL of elution buffer.

Two bead beating formats available
High-throughput processing of difficult samples such as stool is possible with 96-deep well plates containing zirconia beads combined with optimized MagMAX Microbiome reagents (this page). If processing 96 samples at a time is not needed then the same beads are available in tube format for lower-throughput processing (Cat. No. A42358). Once the bead beating step is complete, the lysate can then be transferred into a KingFisher 96-deep well plate and processed on a KingFisher Flex or KingFisher Duo Prime system.

Benefits of MagMAX magnetic bead–based purification
Magnetic beads offer many benefits compared to other technologies for isolating nucleic acid. Beads bind the DNA more efficiently than glass-fiber filters, resulting in higher and more consistent yields. Additionally, because filters and vacuum manifolds are not used, there is no risk of filter clogging due to cellular particulates in samples. This clogging issue is of particular concern with stool samples that are commonly used for microbiome research.

The Dynabeads MyOne Silane contained in the MagMAX Microbiome Ultra Nucleic Acid Isolation Kit have an optimized silica-like surface chemistry with high specific surface area that allows efficient kinetics and high sensitivity in nucleic acid capture. These aspects make Dynabeads MyOne Silane ideal for the recovery RNA and DNA. Once captured, these nucleic acids can then be eluted in of 50-100 µL of elution buffer for use in downstream applications.

TRI Reagent™ Solution (Invitrogen™)

Tri Reagent® solution is a complete, ready-to-use reagent for the isolation of total RNA or the simultaneous isolation of RNA, DNA, and protein from a variety of biological samples. Key features:

Simple—a single reagent for isolation of DNA-free RNA, RNA-free DNA, and protein
Productive—obtain higher yields than with traditional guanidine thiocyanate or cesium chloride methods
Versatile—works with many sample sources, including human, plant, yeast, bacterial and viral samples
Flexible—easily scalable depending on starting material and desired yield

Using TRI Reagent® solution
TRI Reagent® starting material can be either fresh or frozen tissue, or cell samples of almost any size—the protocol is easily scalable. This RNA isolation method is well-recognized and referenced in numerous publications, a testament to its reliability.

How it works
TRI Reagent® combines phenol and guanidine thiocyanate in a monophase solution to facilitate the immediate inhibition of RNase activity. Biological samples are homogenized or lysed in TRI Reagent®; the subsequent addition of bromochloropropane or chloroform results in the separation of the homogenate into aqueous and organic phases. RNA partitions to the aqueous phase, DNA to the interphase, and proteins to the organic phase. The RNA can then be precipitated from the aqueous phase with the addition of isopropanol. The entire protocol can be completed in approximately 1 hour.

Applications
The isolated RNA is suitable for any downstream application, including RT-PCR, amplification for array analysis, hybridization assays, or in vitro translation. PCR, Southern blotting, and cloning can be performed using DNA isolated with TRI Reagent®. Isolated proteins can be used in SDS-PAGE and western blotting.

Tri Reagent® solution is incorporated into our RiboPure™ and MagMAX™-96 for Microarrays RNA isolation kits.

MagMAX™ Viral/Pathogen Elution Buffer (Applied Biosystems™)

This elution buffer is included in the MagMAX Viral/Pathogen Nucleic Acid Isolation kits and MagMAX Microbiome Ultra Nucleic Acid Isolation Kit (Cat. Nos. A42352, A42356, A42357, and A42358). It is made available separately for applications that require more elution buffer than is provided in the kit.

MagMAX™ Cell-Free DNA Lysis/Binding Buffer (Applied Biosystems™)

This buffer is included in the MagMAX Cell-Free DNA Isolation Kit (Cat. No. A29319). It is made available separately for applications that require more Lysis/Binding Buffer than is provided in the kit.

MagMAX™ Viral/Pathogen Binding Solution (Applied Biosystems™)

This binding buffer is included in the MagMAX Viral/Pathogen Nucleic Acid Isolation kits and MagMAX Microbiome Ultra Nucleic Acid Isolation Kit (Cat. Nos. A42352, A42356, A42357, and A42358). It is made available separately for applications that require more binding buffer than is provided in the kit.

RNA Rapid Extraction Solution (Invitrogen™)

Ambion® Whatman® FTA® Cards are frequently used for the collection, transport, and storage of RNA and DNA in biological samples. The RNA Rapid Extraction Solution is to release RNA from the paper prior to RNA isolation. 10 mL is provided.
• Rapid 5 min procedure to release RNA from Whatman® FTA® cards
• Ideal for high-throughput applications
• Integrity of the RNA is unaffected
• Ready for real-time PCR Disks punched from FTA® Cards are simply dropped into RNA Rapid Extraction Solution and agitated for 5 minutes to release the sample for RNA isolation—while protecting the RNA from degradation. The RNA can then be purified from the RNA Rapid Extraction Solution using the MagMAX™-96 Viral RNA Isolation Kit (SKU #AM1836). The high-quality purified RNA is suitable for quantitative RT-PCR or other downstream RNA applications. Whatman® FTA® Cards can be used with virtually any sample type including blood, cultured cells, buccal cells, plant material, bacteria, plasmids, microorganisms, solid tissue, viral particles, and more.

DNAzol™ BD Reagent, for isolation of genomic DNA from whole blood (Invitrogen™)

DNAzol® BD Reagent is a ready-to-use organic reagent specifically formulated for the isolation of genomic DNA from whole blood in about 30 minutes.

• Specifically formulated for extraction of genomic DNA from whole blood
• Optimized for the rapid Isolation of genomic DNA

Efficient Isolation of Genomic DNA from Whole Blood
DNAzol® BD Reagent is specifically formulated for the isolation of genomic DNA from whole blood. DNAzol® BD Reagent procedure is based on the use of a novel guanidine-detergent lysing solution that hydrolyzes RNA and allows the selective precipitation of DNA from the lysate. 1 ml of DNAzol® Reagent can be used to isolate genomic DNA from 0.5 ml of whole blood to yield 10-20 µg DNA. In addition to the isolation of genomic DNA, DNAzol® BD Reagent can also be used for the isolation of apoptotic fragments from whole blood and viral DNA from serum.

Rapid Isolation of Genomic DNA
The DNAzol® Reagent combines reliability, efficiency and simplicity in its isolation protocol. In the procedure, blood samples are mixed with DNAzol® Reagent and DNA is precipitated from the resulting lysate with isopropanol. The DNA pellet is then washed successively with DNAzol® Reagent followed by ethanol, and then solubilized. The entire procedure can be completed in about 30 min.

Isolated DNA can be Used for a Number of Downstream Applications:
Genomic DNA extracted using the DNAzol® procedure is suitable for a variety of applications, including Southern blotting, cloning, PCR, restriction endonuclease digestion, and dot blot hybridization.

For Research Use Only. Not intended for animal or human diagnostic or therapeutic use.

Lysis Buffer 1 + RNase for Food ID

This convenient packaging of Lysis Buffer 1 + RNase for Food ID is recommended for use with the PrepSEQ Nucleic Acid Extraction Kit (Cat. No. 4480466) to prepare DNA for meat ID and GMO testing from food and feed samples. The protocol using Lysis Buffer 1 + RNase in conjunction with the PrepSEQ Nucleic Acid Extraction Kit can be readily automated on the Thermo Scientific KingFisher mL Food Protection Purification System platform to reduce hands-on time and increase reproducibility of the DNA extraction procedure. The purified DNA can then be used in PCR or other molecular biology techniques, and is well-suited for use with the following food and feed testing kits:

NameCatalog Number
TaqMan GMO Screening Kit4466334
TaqMan Roundup Ready Soya Quantification Kit4466335
TaqMan GMO Maize Quantification Kit4481972
RapidFinder Beef ID KitA24391
RapidFinder Pork ID KitA24392
RapidFinder Equine ID KitA15570
RapidFinder Poultry ID KitA24397
RapidFinder Chicken ID KitA24393
RapidFinder Turkey ID KitA24394
RapidFinder Ruminent ID KitA24396

MagMAX™ Microbiome Ultra Nucleic Acid Isolation Kit, with bead tubes (Applied Biosystems™)

Stool and soil are often the sample types of choice for scientists in the microbiome field. However, these samples also happen to be some of the most challenging to extract RNA and DNA from, until now. The MagMAX Microbiome Ultra Nucleic Acid Isolation Kit enables efficient, high-throughput nucleic acid extraction from stool and soil. The kit utilizes MagMAX magnetic-bead technology, ensuring reproducible recovery of high-quality nucleic acid compatible with a broad range of applications, including microarrays, real-time PCR, and next-generation sequencing.

Features of the MagMAX Microbiome Nucleic Acid Isolation Kit include:
• Automation-ready protocols designed for the KingFisher Flex and KingFisher Duo Prime systems
• Fast procedure allows for 96 samples to be processed in ~60 minutes
• Compatible with stool, soil, and swabs contained in transport medium
• Mechanical disruption via bead beating in 96-well plate or individual tubes
• Elution volumes ranging from 50 to 200 µL

Maximize sample input and nucleic acid recovery in minimal time
Up to 100 mg of stool can be processed per well in a KingFisher 96-deep well plate. When the extraction process is performed using a KingFisher Flex system, 96 samples can processed in ~60 minutes; when using a KingFisher Duo Prime system 12 samples can be processed in ~50 minutes. When the protocol is completed, pure RNA and DNA is concentrated in 100 µL of elution buffer.

Two bead beating formats available
High-throughput processing of difficult samples such as stool is possible with 96-deep well plates containing zirconia beads combined with optimized MagMAX Microbiome reagents (Cat. No. A42357). If processing 96 samples at a time is not needed then the same beads are available in tube format for lower-throughput processing (this page). Once the bead beating step is complete, the lysate can then be transferred into a KingFisher 96-deep well plate and processed on a KingFisher Flex or KingFisher Duo Prime system.

Benefits of MagMAX magnetic bead–based purification
Magnetic beads offer many benefits compared to other technologies for isolating nucleic acid. Beads bind the DNA more efficiently than glass-fiber filters, resulting in higher and more consistent yields. Additionally, because filters and vacuum manifolds are not used, there is no risk of filter clogging due to cellular particulates in samples. This clogging issue is of particular concern with stool samples that are commonly used for microbiome research.

The Dynabeads MyOne Silane contained in the MagMAX Microbiome Ultra Nucleic Acid Isolation Kit have an optimized silica-like surface chemistry with high specific surface area that allows efficient kinetics and high sensitivity in nucleic acid capture. These aspects make Dynabeads MyOne Silane ideal for the recovery RNA and DNA. Once captured, these nucleic acids can then be eluted in of 50-100 µL of elution buffer for use in downstream applications.