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GenElute Plant Genomic DNA Miniprep Kit

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sufficient for 70 purifications

Plant Genomic DNA Miniprep, Gen Elute

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sufficient for 70 purifications

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General description

We are committed to bringing you Greener Alternative Products, which adhere to one or more of The 12 Principles of Greener Chemistry. This product has Inherently Safer Chemistry, compared to the standard use of phenol and chloroform to perform DNA extractions.
The GenElute Plant Genomic DNA Miniprep Kit provides a simple and convenient way to isolate pure DNA from a variety of plant species. The GenElute kit combines the advantages of a silica-based system with a microspin format and eliminates the need for expensive resins, RNase treatment, and hazardous organic compounds such as phenol and chloroform.


The purified genomic DNA is ready for immediate use in sensitive downstream applications such as:
  • PCR
  • restriction endonuclease digestion
  • cloning
  • Southern blots
The purified genomic DNA is ready for immediate use in sensitive downstream applications such as:
  • PCR
  • restriction endonuclease digestion
  • cloning
  • Southern blots

GenElute Plant Genomic DNA Miniprep Kit has been used:
  • in the purification of genomic DNA isolated from neem tissues
  • to extract genomic DNA from embryos
  • to isolate DNA from plant samples

Features and Benefits

  • Starting material: Up to 100 mg of plant tissue
  • Expected yield: Up to 20 μg
  • Elution volume: 100 - 200 μl
  • Time required: < 40 min
  • RNase treatment required: No


Several micrograms of DNA can be obtained from up to 100 mg of fresh tissue or 10 mg of freeze-dried material in less than an hour. Plant tissue is disrupted by grinding in liquid nitrogen and the DNA is released with detergent and chaotrope. Proteins, polysaccharides, and cell debris are eliminated with a 10 minute precipitation procedure followed by centrifugation through a filtration column, included in the kit. The genomic DNA is purified further by a silica bind-wash-elute procedure in microcentrifuge spin columns. The purified DNA is greater than 20 kb in length.

Other Notes

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Legal Information

GenElute is a trademark of Sigma-Aldrich Co. LLC

Kit Components Also Available Separately

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  • C2112Column Preparation Solution


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Hazard Classifications

Acute Tox. 4 Inhalation - Acute Tox. 4 Oral - Aquatic Chronic 3 - Eye Dam. 1 - Met. Corr. 1 - Skin Corr. 1C

Supplementary Hazards

Storage Class Code

8A - Combustible, corrosive hazardous materials



Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

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Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

The optimization of voltage parameter for tissue electroporation in somatic embryos of Astragalus chrysochlorus (Leguminosae)
Turgut-Kara N and Ari S
African Journal of Biotechnology, 9(29), 4584-4588 (2010)
Robert J Schmitz et al.
Current opinion in plant biology, 14(2), 130-136 (2011-04-08)
In plant cells, DNA is packaged into chromatin by wrapping around histone octamers. Pathways that lead to cytosine DNA methylation, posttranslational histone modifications and certain components of the RNA interfering (RNAi) pathway are critically important in modulating chromatin structure, thereby
Humira Sonah et al.
PloS one, 6(6), e21298-e21298 (2011-06-30)
Plant genomes are complex and contain large amounts of repetitive DNA including microsatellites that are distributed across entire genomes. Whole genome sequences of several monocot and dicot plants that are available in the public domain provide an opportunity to study
Michael T Raissig et al.
The Plant cell, 23(1), 16-26 (2011-02-01)
Genomic imprinting results in monoallelic gene expression in a parent-of-origin-dependent manner. It is achieved by the differential epigenetic marking of parental alleles. Over the past decade, studies in the model systems Arabidopsis thaliana and maize (Zea mays) have shown a
M D Bennett et al.
Annals of botany, 107(3), 467-590 (2011-01-25)
The amount of DNA in an unreplicated gametic chromosome complement is known as the C-value and is a key biodiversity character of fundamental significance with many practical and predictive uses. Since 1976, Bennett and colleagues have assembled eight compilations of


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