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GenomePlex® Complete Whole Genome Amplification (WGA) Kit

Optimized kit with enzyme for amplifying a variety of DNA including FFPE tissue

Synonym(s):
Whole genome amplification kit
NACRES:
NA.55

Quality Level

technique(s)

whole genome amplification: suitable

shipped in

wet ice

storage temp.

−20°C

General description

GenomePlex® Complete Whole Genome Amplification Kit utilizes a proprietary technology based on random fragmentation of genomic DNA and conversion of the resulting small fragments to PCR-amplifiable library molecules flanked by universal priming sites. WGA is achieved by PCR amplification of the library molecules using universal oligonucleotide primers. It contains everything required for whole genome amplification including an optimized enzyme, WGA DNA Polymerase. It can be used in several applications and is suitable for use with purified genomic DNA from a variety of sources including blood cards, whole blood, buccal swabs, soil, plant, and serum. It allows the researcher to generate a representative, ~500-fold amplification of genomic DNA.

Application

GenomePlex® Complete Whole Genome Amplification (WGA) Kit has been used in the amplification of DNA. This kit is also suitable for use with downstream applications including:
  • microarray analysis
  • SNP analysis
  • STR analysis
  • DNA archiving

Features and Benefits

  • Higher yield from minimal template: Amplification of nanogram amounts of genomic DNA to microgram yields (around 10 μg) in less than about three hoursrs
  • Nanograms of samples can be preserved at –20 °C for future use
  • Choose from a variety of DNA sources: whole blood, buccal swab, blood card, plant, soil, & formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tissue (FFPE)
  • Whole-genome amplification (WGA) DNA polymerase increases the amplification accuracy
  • Whole-genome representation with no detectable allele bias
  • Compatible with many downstream applications such as TaqMan® assays, single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) analysis, comparative genomic hybridization (CGH) analysis

Other Notes

The sequences of the universal primers provided in this kit are considered proprietary.

Legal Information

Use of this product is covered by one or more of the following US patents and corresponding patent claims outside the US: 5,789,224, 5,618,711, 6,127,155 and claims outside the US corresponding to expired US Patent No. 5,079,352. The purchase of this product includes a limited, non-transferable immunity from suit under the foregoing patent claims for using only this amount of product for the purchaser′s own internal research. No right under any other patent claim, no right to perform any patented method, and no right to perform commercial services of any kind, including without limitation reporting the results of purchaser′s activities for a fee or other commercial consideration, is conveyed expressly, by implication, or by estoppel. This product is for research use only. Diagnostic uses under Roche patents require a separate license from Roche. Further information on purchasing licenses may be obtained by contacting the Director of Licensing, Applied Biosystems, 850 Lincoln Centre Drive, Foster City, California 94404, USA.
GenomePlex is a registered trademark of Takara Bio USA, Inc.
TaqMan is a registered trademark of Roche Molecular Systems, Inc.

Kit Components Also Available Separately

Product No.
Description
SDS

  • W4502Water, Nuclease-Free Water, for Molecular Biology

Storage Class Code

10 - Combustible liquids

WGK

WGK 3

Articles

Array CGH Analysis of Challenging Samples

In recent years, array-based Comparative Genomic Hybridization (aCGH) has been refined to determine chromosomal changes at progressively higher resolutions. This evolving technology is, however, hampered by the large DNA input requirement—a minimum of 150,000 copies of a human genome, or 0.5 μg, are generally needed per sample to rocess one CGH array.

Oligonucleotide Array CGH Analysis of a Robust Whole Genome Amplification Method

In recent years, array-based Comparative Genomic Hybridization (aCGH) has been refined to determine chromosomal changes at progressively higher resolutions. This evolving technology is, however, somewhat hampered by the large DNA input requirement—a minimum of 150,000 copies of a human genome, or 0.5 μg, are generally needed per sample to process one CGH array.

GenomePlex® Whole Genome Amplification Kit: A High-Throughput Approach for Rapidly Amplifying Genomic DNA from a Variety of Biological Materials

GenomePlex® Whole Genome Amplification Kit: A High-Throughput Approach for Rapidly Amplifying Genomic DNA from a Variety of Biological Materials

Whole Genome Amplification for Single Cell Biology

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Protocols

Protocol for DNA extraction & WGA Amplification from Soil Samples

Genomic DNA from soil samples can be easily damaged by nucleases and contaminating debris resulting in low DNA yields. As a result, the researcher’s ability to perform downstream analysis may be compromised. After isolating DNA from the soil sample, the GenomePlex® Whole Genome Amplification Protocol is followed

Animal Tissue DNA-Extraction & WGA Amplification Protocol

GenomePlex® Whole Genome Amplification is the method of extracting DNA from the animal sample. GenomePlex® products have been used to amplify genomic DNA from chicken, porcine, bovine, fish, and shrimp source.

Saliva DNA Extraction & WGA Amplification Protocol

Whole Genome Amplification can be performed on DNA extracted in many ways. We offer many products for DNA extraction, including the GenElute™ Blood Genomic DNA Kit, GenElute Mammalian Genomic DNA Miniprep Kit and the GenElute Plant Genomic DNA M iniprep.

Whole Genome Amplification from Serum or Plasma Protocol

Whole genome amplification (WGA) of plasma and serum DNA presents a unique challenge due to the small amount of nucleic acid in such samples.

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Our team of scientists has experience in all areas of research including Life Science, Material Science, Chemical Synthesis, Chromatography, Analytical and many others.

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