Plant cell walls can be very difficult to disrupt, and plant cells often contain significant amounts of compounds that can affect RNA quality and inhibit downstream reactions (e.g. tannins, phenolics, and complex polysaccharides).

The dfferent products developed by the Ambion® RNA experts will help you get maximum yield, purity, and integrity of plant RNA.

Which Plant RNA Isolation Kit is Right for You?

Great for difficult samples (conifer tissue & seeds) Rapid & fully automated Quick & easy to use Efficient recovery of microRNA & small RNA
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  Plant RNA Reagent MagMAX™-96 Total RNA Isolation Kit PureLink® RNA Mini Kit mirVana™ miRNA Isolation Kit
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RNA types isolated large RNA molecules only large RNA molecules only large RNA molecules only Small & large RNA molecules
Prep time 60 minutes <45 minutes <20 minutes 30 minutes
Amount of starting material Up to 1 g Up to 10 mg <250 mg 0.5 to 250 mg
Isolation method High purity organic extraction (requires alcohol precipitation) Scalable, flexible format with magnetic beads Fast, convenient silica column Highest purity & convenience; includes organic extraction & silica column (no precipitation required)
High throughput compatible
Compatible products Ambion® Plant RNA Isolation Aid
Removes common plant contaminants
Ambion® Plant RNA Isolation Aid
Removes common plant contaminants
Ambion® Plant RNA Isolation Aid
Removes common plant contaminants
Price per prep $1.36 $3.00 $4.50 $6.65

Remove Polysaccharides

One of the major issues with plant RNA isolation is the presence of problematic biomolecules, such as polyphenolic compounds and polysaccharides. The Ambion® Plant RNA Isolation Aid minimizes many of these contaminants with the addition of polyvinylpyrrolidone, a high molecular weight polymer that binds to polyphenolics and polysaccharides and a pre-extraction spin step.

Preserve and Stabilize Your RNA

RNAlater® Solution is widely for the preservation of RNA in intact animal tissues, organs, and cells, and bacteria. It minimizes the need to immediately process samples for RNA isolation or to freeze them in liquid nitrogen for later processing.