GenElute Plasmid Miniprep Kit

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sufficient for 350 purifications

Gen Elute, GenElute Plasmid Kit

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sufficient for 350 purifications

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General description

The GenElute Plasmid Miniprep Kit offers a simple, rapid, and cost-effective method for isolating plasmid DNA from recombinant E. coli cultures. By combining silica-binding technology and the convenience of a spin column format, up to 15 μg of high copy plasmid DNA can be recovered from 1-5 mL of E. coli culture in less than 30 minutes. Note that actual yield and optimal volume of culture to use depend on the plasmid and the culture medium.

An overnight recombinant E. coli culture is harvested with centrifugation and subjected to a modified alkaline-SDS lysis procedure followed by adsorption of the DNA onto silica in the presence of high salts. Contaminants are then removed by a spin-wash step. Finally, the bound DNA is eluted in water or Tris-EDTA buffer.
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The kit has been used for the purification of plasmid DNA of Dirofilaria repens.
The DNA is ready for immediate use in applications such as restriction enzyme digestion, cloning, PCR, transformation, transcription, conventional, and automated sequencing.

Features and Benefits

  • Purified plasmid DNA in less than 30 minutes
  • Purify up to 15 μg of plasmid DNA
  • No detectable genomic DNA or RNA contamination
  • No phenol/chloroform extraction or alcohol precipitation required

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GenElute is a trademark of Sigma-Aldrich Co. LLC

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Acute Tox. 4 Oral - Eye Irrit. 2 - Flam. Liq. 3 - Met. Corr. 1 - Resp. Sens. 1 - Skin Irrit. 2 - STOT SE 3

Target Organs

Central nervous system


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