New! Co-Isolation of Plant and Pathogen/Parasite DNA
The isolation of DNA from multiple divergent species is important for investigating microcosms, whether it is symbiotic biomes or host/parasite interactions.
In the case of the latter, rapid and easy isolation of DNA from the host/pathogen can allow for detection and monitoring of infection. Within the agricultural realm,
a simple method for isolating DNA from both the host and pathogen, followed by quantification, can demonstrate the presence of a pathogen and be used to determine the
extent of the infection (Gachon and Saindrenan, 2004). For instance, the ability to rapidly assess such host/pathogen levels could be useful in determining the application
of pesticides (McCartney et al., 2003).
Diagnostics developed the Synergy™ DNA isolation chemistry
in order to rapidly isolate plant DNA for standard PCR
assays. Synergy™ is a chloroform-free chemistry that relies
on bead beating to separate contaminates from the nucleic
NEW! 50 ml Polycarbonate Vials
OPS Diagnostics is pleased to offer a new
50 ml polycarbonate grinding vial
that has the same base format and design as the popular 15 ml PC vial, but over three times the volume. The increased size of this vial allows for the
processing of up to 3 gm of plant tissue, 8 gm of seeds (22 corn kernels), and 4 gm of animal tissue. Vials are sealed with newly designed
silicone lined caps.
We have added a guide
"Selection of Grinding Vials for Sample Processing"
to assist in vial selection.
This guide provides recommendations regarding sample mass, grinding media,
buffer volume, and homogenizer for designing efficient