Multiple Authors

This article was compiled from the contributions of multiple authors. Please see the end of the post for details.


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Determining the best homogenization protocol for various soil types

As part of our research on the best practices for soil microbial DNA extraction, we collected a wide variety of samples for product development. Therefore, when we were developing the protocols for the PowerLyzer 24 Homogenizer, we developed a protocol that is applicable for the majority of the samples tested. Our previous work on homogenization and bead tubes showed… Read article →


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Tips for storing and transporting fecal samples

QIAGEN receives so many questions about DNA and RNA isolation from stool! One of the most frequently asked questions is how to store fecal samples for shipping and for further processing. Since storage conditions are a key component of DNA-based microbial community analysis methods, we will share the best methods with you. We consulted a… Read article →


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Cleaning up dirty DNA

QIAGEN is cleaning up… DNA and RNA that is. With the addition of the DNeasy and RNeasy PowerClean Pro Cleanup Kits to our portfolio, we thought it would be a great time to discuss how cleanup kits work and when it is appropriate to use one. Cleanup kits take dirty nucleic acids and remove contaminants… Read article →