method for cleaning plant DNA

Dr. Hiranya S. Roychowdhury via (by hroychow from
Fri Mar 2 13:34:54 EST 2007

Often the hot phenol extraction works very well for such recalcitrant 
samples.  I do not have the protocol handy, but I am sure you can find it 
online.  People have used it on roots and seeds with good success.

Quoting Olga Kopp <KOPPOL from>:

> Does anybody know about an efficient method to clean and/or isolate DNA
> from plants that is pure enough to use for AFLP analysis. We have 2
> species of plants (Astragalus) and we isolated DNA from both. One
> species' DNA worked for the AFLP, the other one didn't. I used the CTAB
> method by Soltis (precipitation has been done with isopropanol). I have
> also used Qiagen (plant) and that didn't work neither. 
> I suspect there is too much junk (polysaccharides perhaps) in the DNA
> that it is not cutting and amplifying in the AFLP.
> We only have a little amount of plant material. The plant material was
> harvested in the field and put immediately inside Drierite (this method
> works for all our other experiments). 
> I will really appreciate any input. 
> Olga
> Olga Ruiz Kopp, Ph.D.
> Assistant Professor 
> Biology Department
> Utah Valley State College
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> Orem, UT 84058-5999
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Hiranya S. Roychowdhury, Ph.D.
Asst. Professor,
Dept. of Health and Public Services, Rm# 191T,
Dona Ana Community College of New Mexico State University
Las Cruces, NM 88003

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