Spectrum Plant Total RNA Kit

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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.


Spectrum®Plant Total RNA Kit has been used:
  • to extract RNA from the material ground in liquid nitrogen
  • to isolate total RNA from mutant and wt (wild type) plantlets
  • to extract total RNA from leaf samples
  • to extract RNA from all plant tissues

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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