Sample Prep Solutions

Learn more about the complete FastPrep® sample prep solution.

Lysing Matrix Tubes

Many Optimized FastPrep Matrices to Lyse Even your Toughest Samples.

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FastPrep Insturments

The Most Advanced Sample Preparation Systems Available!

FastPrep Adapters

Ergonomic design ensures easy loading and secure homogenization.

Pretty to Look at, Tough to Lyse
Because plant samples can be very fibrous and contain high levels of polyphenolic compounds, polysaccharides, and RNases, it can be extremely difficult to extract enough usable DNA or RNA for PCR analysis and other downstream applications. The FastDNA™ Kit, FastDNA™ Spin Kit, FastRNA™ Pro Green Kit and FastDNA™-96 Plant and Seed DNA Kit coupled with the FastPrep® Instruments make it fast and simple!
Sample Prep Plant Solution-A 5 minute Video
Sample Preparation Challenge-Lysis of Plant Tissue

The FastPrep®System, with optional large volume adapters and lysing matrix tubes, is the perfect sample preparation system for the extraction and purification of nucelic acids and proteins from plant tissue.

Plant tissue poses many challenges during sample preparation procedures, due to fibrous tissue in leaves, roots and stems, tough seedcoats of grains, and an abundance of PCR inhibitors. All of these samples are quickly and efficiently lysed with FastPrep®.

The FastDNA™ Spin Kit for Plant and Animal Tissue effectively removes PCR inhibitors such as tannins, humic substances, polyphenols, and polysaccarhides and results in pure DNA that is ready for a host of downstream operations with no further purification necessary. The FastPrep Systems can also be used to isolate nucleic acids and proteins from plant pathogens such as bacteria, yeast, fungi, and invasive cysts and spores.

High-Throughput Solutions for Difficult-to-Lyse Plant Samples

The FastDNA-96™ Plant & Seed DNA Kit quickly and efficiently isolates inhibitor-free, PCR-ready genomic DNA from up to 192 plant samples simultaneously in approximately 50 minutes. Tough-to-lyse plant samples including stems, roots, leaves, buds, flowers, fruits and seeds are efficiently lysed in approximately 60 seconds with the FastPrep-96™ Instrument and the kit includes all buffers necessary complete DNA purification. The MP-96 Inhibitor Removal Plate included effectively eliminates PCR inhibitors, polyphenols/tannins, and polysaccharides from up to 80 mg samples, resulting in highly purified DNA (A260/A280 ratios = 1.8) that is ready for all downstream application.

Typical Plant Sample Recommendations
Sample Name Sample Type Quantity Lysing Matrix FastPrep Speed FastPrep Time
Alpowa Wheat Leaf Tissue 5 mg D 6.0 40 sec
Alpowa Wheat Seed 100 mg A 6.0 40 sec
Arabidopsis thaliana Fresh Leaves 50 mg D 6.0 40 sec
Arabidopsis thaliana Fresh Leaves 200 mg D 6.0 2 x 40 sec
Bartlett Pear Leaf Tissue 50 mg D 6.0 40 sec
Classic Oat Leaf Tissue 75 mg D 6.0 40 sec
Classic Oat Seed 100 mg A 6.0 40 sec
Corn Leaf Tissue 100 mg D 6.0 40 sec
Crest Barley Leaf Tissue 100 mg D 6.0 40 sec
Crest Barley Root 300 mg A 6.0 40 sec
Kaybonnet Rice Leaf Tissue 100 mg D 6.0 40 sec
Kaybonnet Rice Seed 100 mg A 6.0 40 sec
Klages Barley Root 300 mg A 6.0 40 sec
Klages Barley Leaf Tissue 70 mg D 6.0 40 sec
Tobacco Leaf Tissue 75 mg D 6.0 40 sec
Lafitte Rice Leaf Tissue 75 mg D 6.0 40 sec
Lafitte Rice Sprout Leaf 100 mg D 6.0 2 x 30 sec
Soybean Seed 100 mg A 6.0 40 sec
FastPrep Kits & Instruments
Purification Kits SKU Free Sample (Availability)
FastDNA™ Kit 116540400 N/A
FastDNA™ Spin Kit 116540600
FastDNA™-96 Plant and Seed DNA Kit 119696600 N/A
FastDNA™ Spin Kit for Plant and Animal Tissue 119696600 N/A
FastRNA™ Pro Green Kit 116045050 N/A
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