Spectrum Plant Total RNA Kit

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sufficient for 10 purifications



sufficient for 10 purifications

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The Spectrum Plant Total RNA Kit utilizes a lysis and binding chemistry and a convenient column-based ′bind-wash-and-elute′ format to purify up to 100 μg of total RNA from 100 mg of tissue in about 30 minutes. Typical yields range from 20–60 μg.

After grinding tissue to a fine powder in liquid nitrogen, cells are lysed and cellular debris is physically and chemically separated from endogenous RNA. RNA is then bound to a column supported silica substrate and several wash steps remove remaining contaminants.

Total RNA is eluted from the column and used in typical applications, such as Northern Blots, and RT- and qRT-PCR.

Features and Benefits

  • Yields up to 60 μg of pure concentrated RNA per prep
  • Efficient protocol allows for RNA purification in 30 min or less
  • Specially designed for research with difficult plant tissues

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Spectrum is a trademark of Sigma-Aldrich Co. LLC

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UN 3316 9

Flash Point(F)

154.4 °F

Flash Point(C)

68 °C

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The Spectrum Plant Total RNA Kit incorporates a new, patent-pending lysis and binding chemistry. This kit is intended to purify total RNA from species and tissue where most Total RNA protocols fail. Without sacrificing affordability, you can purify more total RNA per isolation.
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