Isolate pure, high quality RNA from the toughest plant types
The PowerPlant® RNA Isolation Kit is designed for fast and easy purification of total RNA from plant cells, tissues and seeds. The bead beating technology used in this kit replaces potentially damaging RNA isolation procedures such as CTAB and TRIZOL extraction for recovery of high quality RNA from the toughest sample types, including strawberry leaf, cotton leaf, cotton seeds, and pine needles. Patented Inhibitor Removal Technology® (IRT) is used for removal of PCR inhibitors from plant extracts during the isolation process, resulting in pure RNA that is ready to use in all downstream applications. In addition, a unique Phenolic Separation Solution (PSS) is included as an optional step for samples high in polyphenolic compounds, such as pine and grape leaf. PSS breaks the bond between RNA and phenolics, preventing loss of RNA during the IRT step and increasing RNA yield.
miRNA can also be Isolated using this kit. See modified protocol here
Compatible with the PowerLyzer® 24
The PowerPlant® RNA Isolation Kit may be used with a vortex (for soft leaf tissue) or high velocity bead beater, such as the PowerLyzer® 24 homogenizer. The PowerLyzer® 24 is suitable for rapid homogenization of plant materials including stems, roots, seeds or difficult leaf tissue.
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Figure 1. The PowerPlant® RNA isolation kit provides higher yields of intact RNA from tough samples. Total RNA was isolated using the PowerPlant® RNA Isolation Kit and plant RNA isolation kits from two other suppliers. All isolations were performed according to the manufacturer’s protocol. RNA samples from cotton leaf (8 µl) and seed (2 µl) were examined on a 1% TAE agarose gel.
Figure 2. Successful amplification of RNA isolated using the PowerPlant® RNA Isolation Kit. RT-qPCR was performed using primers for RuBisCo on 1 ng of RNA isolated from cotton leaf (A) and seed (B). All samples fell within the standard curve (purple lines).
|Format||Silica Spin Filter Tubes|
|Starting Amount||Up to 50 mg|
|Binding Capacity||Up to 40 µg per filter|
|Throughput||1 - 24 samples|
Vortex & Adapter* or PowerLyzer® 24
*For soft leaf tissue