The Extract-N-Amp™ Tissue PCR Kit contains all the reagents needed to rapidly extract and amplify genomic DNA from mouse tails and other animal tissues, buccal swabs, hair shafts, and saliva. Briefly, the DNA is released from the starting material by incubating the sample with a mixture of the Extraction Solution and the Tissue Preparation Solution at room temperature for 10 minutes. There is no need for mechanical disruption, organic extraction, column purification, or precipitation of the DNA.
After adding Neutralization Solution B, the extract is ready for PCR. An aliquot of the neutralized extract is then combined with the Extract-N-Amp™ PCR Reaction Mix and user-provided PCR primers to amplify target DNA. The Extract-N-Amp™ PCR Reaction Mix is a 2X ready mix containing buffer, salts, dNTPs, and Taq polymerase. It is optimized specifically for use with the extraction reagents. It also contains the JumpStart™ Taq antibody for hot start PCR to enhance specificity, but does not contain the inert red dye found in the REDExtract-N-Amp™ PCR Reaction Mix.
All steps are carried out at room temperature unless otherwise noted.
A. DNA extraction from Mouse Tails, Animal Tissues, Hair, or Saliva
B. DNA extraction for Buccal Swabs
The Extract-N-Amp™ PCR Reaction Mix contains JumpStart Taq antibody for specific hot start amplification. Therefore, PCR reactions can be assembled at room temperature without premature Taq DNA polymerase activity.
Typical final primer concentrations are approximately 0.4 µM each. The optimal primer concentration and cycling parameters will depend on the system being used.
1. Add the following reagents to a thin-walled PCR microcentrifuge tube or plate:
*Note: The Extract-N-Amp™ PCR Reaction Mix is formulated to compensate for components in the Extraction, Tissue Preparation, and Neutralization Solutions. If less than 4 μL of tissue extract is added to the PCR reaction volume, use a 50:50 mixture of Extraction:Neutralization B Solutions to bring the volume of tissue extract up to 4 µL.
2. Mix gently.
3. For thermal cyclers without a heated lid, add 20 µL of mineral oil on top of the mixture in each tube to prevent evaporation.
4. Perform thermal cycling. The amplification parameters should be optimized for individual primers, template, and thermal cycler.
Common cycling parameters:
5. The amplified DNA can be loaded onto an agarose gel after the PCR is completed with the addition of a separate loading buffer/tracking dye such as Gel Loading Solution, Catalog Number G2526.
Note: PCR products can be purified, if desired, for downstream applications such as sequencing with the GenElute™ PCR Clean-Up Kit, Catalog Number NA1020
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