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PowerPlant® RNA Isolation Kit


For fast and easy isolation of inhibitor-free total RNA from even the toughest plant and seed samples, including those high in polyphenols and polysaccharides.
Description Catalog # Price
50 preps 13500-50 $269.00    


  • Optimized for tough samples - Isolate RNA from the most difficult plant types, including strawberry leaf, cotton leaf, cotton seeds and pine needles
  • Inhibitor Removal Technology®  -  Removes 100% of polyphenolics, polysaccharides and other PCR inhibitors
  • Phenolic Separation Solution - Breaks the bond between RNA and phenolics, increasing yield in high-phenolic samples
  • Rapid protocol - Enables isolation of RNA in 30 minutes without the use of harsh chemicals


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.


Sample Kit

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Research and Development

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).






PowerPlant® RNA Isolation Kit
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Format Silica Spin Filter Tubes
Method Bead Beating
Starting Amount Up to 50 mg
Binding Capacity Up to 40 µg per filter
Throughput 1 - 24 samples
Time 30 minutes
Equipment Required

Vortex & Adapter* or PowerLyzer® 24


*For soft leaf tissue

Storage Conditions

Store all reagents and kit components at room temperature (15-30°C).