Macroextraction for Purification of Nucleic Acids

  • Magazine Article
  • TBMG-7342
Published May 01, 2001 by Tech Briefs Media Group in United States
  • English

A technique for extracting samples of ribonucleic acid (RNA) and deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) for use in diagnosing and studying infectious and genetic diseases has been developed. The technique enables the concentration and purification of nucleic acids from large (in comparison with older techniques) volumes of bodily fluids or digested tissues, with minimal nuclease activity and minimal loss of the nucleic acids.