GenomePlex® Whole Genome Amplification (WGA) Kit

Kit for whole genome amplification from a variety of DNA sources including FFPE tissue





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WGA适用于基因组DNA、全血、白膜层细胞及培养细胞。扩增过程仅需少量的起始材料(1 μL 血液、1个口腔拭子或10 ng gDNA),之后的PCR反应可实现5 - 10 μg/次反应的得率。扩增所得的DNA可以纯化和储存,或供ABI的TaqMan®检测、微卫星分析或测序等下游分析使用。GenomePlex可使整个基因组得到完整扩增,且不会检测到等位基因偏倚。

GenomePlex Whole Genome Amplification (WGA) Kit利用了我们的一项专利技术,该技术基于基因组DNA随机片段化的原理,所得的小片段转化为两侧含有通用引物位点的PCR扩增文库分子。WGA通过通用寡核苷酸引物进行的文库分子PCR扩增实现。


GenomePlex ® 全基因组扩增 (WGA) 试剂盒已用于扩增输入和染色质免疫沉淀 (ChIP) DNA。


  • 起始材料:10 ng
  • 预期得率:5 - 10 μg
  • 所需时间:约3小时
  • 通用引物
  • 全基因组扩增且检测不到偏倚
  • 增加了扩增的精确度,不会在阴性对照反应中产生扩增子
  • 可选择广泛的DNA来源:全血、口腔拭子、 血卡、植物、土壤及福尔马林固定石蜡包埋的组织(FFPE)




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  1. What is the major difference between WGA1 and WGA2?

    Functionally WGA1 and WGA2 are identical. The only difference between the two kits is that WGA2 is supplied with the WGA polymerase.

  2. If starting with fragmented DNA, what is the smallest size fragment which can be successfully amplified with WGA1, GenomePlex® Amplification Kit, and do I still need to do the fragmentation step?

    The kit works best for fragments 400 bp and larger. When starting with fragmented DNA, we recommend: (1) skipping the fragmentation heat step, although the buffer should be added, and (2) increasing the PCR cycles from 14 to 20.  

  3. Can I use WGA1, GenomePlex® Amplification Kit to amplify DNA from a single cell?

    Using this kit to amplify DNA from a single cell is not recommended.  We recommend using the GenomePlex Single Cell WGA Kit (WGA4) for such application.  WGA4 was developed for use with single cells and includes an optimized cell lysis protocol which has been incorporated into the fragmentation step.

  4. Can I amplify single stranded DNA with Product WGA, GenomePlex® Amplification Kit?

    When starting with single stranded starting materials, we recommend (1) skipping the fragmentation heat step, although the buffer should be added and (2) increasing the PCR cycles from 14 to 20.  Note that if the ssDNA is actually cDNA from polyadenylated RNA, the kit will likely not give good representation of the input material, as the poly(T) ends constitute a large, non-random fraction.  

  5. Is the WGA1 GenomePlex®  Amplicification Kit polymerase compatible with TA cloning?

    WGA polymerase is compatible with TA cloning with the following alteration to the PCR step: Be sure to include a 7 to 30 minute extension at 72°C after the last cycle to ensure that all PCR products are full length and 3´ adenylated.

  6. What is the major difference between WGA1 and WGA2 kits?

    Functionally, WGA1 and WGA2 kits are identical. The only difference between the two kits is that WGA2 is supplied with the WGA polymerase.

  7. Which document(s) contains shelf-life or expiration date information for a given product?

    If available for a given product, the recommended re-test date or the expiration date can be found on the Certificate of Analysis.

  8. How do I get lot-specific information or a Certificate of Analysis?

    The lot specific COA document can be found by entering the lot number above under the "Documents" section.

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    There are several ways to find pricing and availability for our products. Once you log onto our website, you will find the price and availability displayed on the product detail page. You can contact any of our Customer Sales and Service offices to receive a quote.  USA customers:  1-800-325-3010 or view local office numbers.

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GenomePlex is a Whole Genome Amplification (WGA) method that allows the researcher to generate a representative, 500-fold amplification of genomic DNA