RNA isolation from tomato roots

David Meyer meyerdrdj at earthlink.net
Thu Oct 7 17:45:52 EST 1999

I once isolated a bucketload of great quality RNA from dirty (I mean they
actually still had a lot of dirt on them even after washing!) tomato roots
by first posdering in LN2, then proceeding with a standard AGPC (Chomzynski)
prep in which I had increased [GuSCN] to 5M. Unlike preps from a lot of
other tomato tissues with this method, this one had very little CHO

Hope this helps,

David J. Meyer, Ph.D. (UCDavis, Mann Laboratory, Dept of Veg. Crops at the
Jun-Zhi Wei <jzwei at CC.USU.EDU> wrote in message
news:005c01bf0fc2$677bc560$4cea7b81 at nameserver.sfu.ca...
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Gary E. Vallad <gev at plantpath.wisc.edu>
> To: methods at net.bio.net <methods at net.bio.net>
> Date: Tuesday, October 05, 1999 7:40 PM
> Subject: RNA isolation from tomato roots
> >Hello,
> >Any suggestions as to what protocol works best for extracting RNA from
> tomato
> >roots.  Preferrably a protocol that can be scaled up to handle ~1-5g of
> >tissue efficiently.
> >Thanks in advance,
> >
> >Gary Vallad
> >
> Hi Gary:
> LiCl/phenol metod is a good choice.
> Ref. : Prescott A and Martin C. Plant Mol Biol Rep 1987(4)219-?
> J.Wei

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