An improved and reproducible protocol for the extraction of high quality fungal RNA from plant biomass substrates

Aleksandrina Patyshakuliyeva, Miia R Mäkelä, Outi-Maaria Sietiö, Ronald P de Vries, Kristiina S Hildén, J. van den Brink

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    Abstract

    Isolation of high quantity and quality RNA is a crucial step in the detection of meaningful gene expression data. Obtaining intact fungal RNA from complex lignocellulosic substrates is often difficult, producing low integrity RNA which perform poorly in downstream applications. In this study we developed an RNA extraction method using CsCl centrifugation procedure, modified from previous reports and adapted for isolation of RNA from plant biomass. This method provided high level of integrity and good quantity of RNA which were suitable for reliable analyses of gene expression and produced consistent and reproducible results.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)201-6
    Number of pages6
    JournalFungal Genetics and Biology
    Volume72
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Nov 2014

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