Corporate Banner
Satellite Banner
Technology
Networks
Scientific Communities
 
Become a Member | Sign in
Home>News>This Article
  News
Return

MO BIO Supplies a Standardized Nucleic Acid Isolation Method for EMP

Published: Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Last Updated: Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Bookmark and Share
Power DNA kits for process validation of the initial 10,000 environmental samples.

MO BIO Power DNA kits, available exclusively in the UK from Cambio, are being used by scientists around the world to provide standardized samples for the Earth Microbiome Project (EMP).

This massive multidisciplinary attempt to characterize the global microbial taxonomic and functional diversity will involve analyzing 200,000 samples.

As a corporate sponsor of the EMP (www.earthmicrobiome.org), MO BIO is donating Power DNA kits for process validation of the initial 10,000 environmental samples.

Specific kits optimized for fast and easy isolation of microbial DNA from water, soil, biofilm, and other sample types, all use MO BIO’s patented Inhibitor Removal Technology® (IRT).

This revolutionary development enables DNA to be purified from samples with a high content of PCR inhibiting compounds, such as humic acids, polyphenols or polysaccharides.

The EMP DNA Extraction Protocol is based on the MO BIO PowerSoil®-htp 96 Well Soil DNA Isolation Kit , enabling scientists participating in the EMP to standardize the way in which they look at the genomes of microbes living in soil, water, sediment, air and plant specimens.

According to environmental microbiologist Dr Jack Gilbert of Argonne National Laboratory, Chicago, ‘There are more bacteria in the world than there are stars in the known universe. Microbes are vital to life, performing the vast majority of all metabolic processes and controlling health in every living organism. The Earth Microbiome Project aims to construct a microbial biomap for planet Earth, using metagenomics, metatranscriptomics and amplicon sequencing techniques. Contributions from microbial ecologists, genomicists, microbiologists, computer scientists, mathematicians, and ecosystem modellers will help provide the most comprehensive global assessment of microbial life ever seen. Just as the Human Genome Project has revolutionized biomedicine, the Earth Microbiome Project will revolutionize the way we can assess and model the health of our planet.’

Cambio offers MO BIO’s full range of nucleic acid isolation and purification products in mini, midi, maxi and 96-well formats. All MO BIO kits are complete, containing everything needed for the analysis.


Further Information

Join For Free

Access to this exclusive content is for Technology Networks Premium members only.

Join Technology Networks Premium for free access to:

  • Exclusive articles
  • Presentations from international conferences
  • Over 2,900+ scientific posters on ePosters
  • More Than 4,200+ scientific videos on LabTube
  • 35 community eNewsletters


Sign In



Forgotten your details? Click Here
If you are not a member you can join here

*Please note: By logging into TechnologyNetworks.com you agree to accept the use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our privacy policy.


Scientific News
Head Injury Patients have Protein Clumps Associated with Alzheimer’s Disease
Scientists have revealed that protein clumps associated with Alzheimer's disease are also found in the brains of people who have had a head injury.
Exposure to Air Pollution 30 Years Ago Associated with Increased Risk of Death
Exposure to air pollution more than 30 years ago may still affect an individual's mortality risk today, according to new research from Imperial College London.
More Then 1 in 20 U.S. Children have Dizziness and Balance Problems
Researchers at NIH have found that girls have a higher prevalence of dizziness and balance problems compared to boys, 5.7 percent and 5.0 percent.
Biosensors on Demand
New strategy results in custom "designer proteins" for sensing a variety of molecules.
Low-Cost, Portable NQR Spectroscopy
A researcher at Case Western Reserve University is developing a low-cost, portable prototype designed to detect tainted medicines and food supplements that otherwise can make their way to consumers. The technology can authenticate good medicines and supplements.
Structure of Brain Plaques in Huntington's
Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine have shown that the core of the protein clumps found in the brains of people with Huntington's disease have a distinctive structure, a finding that could shed light on the molecular mechanisms underlying the neurodegenerative disorder.
Insights into the Function of the Main Class of Drug Targets
About thirty percent of all medical drugs such as beta-blockers or antidepressants interact with certain types of cell surface proteins called G protein coupled receptors.
Spero Therapeutics Announces $30 Million Series B Preferred Financing
Company has announced financing of $30 million to support development of novel therapies to treat gram-negative bacterial infections.
Unique Mechanism for a High-Risk Leukemia
Researchers uncovered the aberrant mechanism underlying a notoriously treatment-resistant acute lymphoblastic leukemia subtype; findings offer lessons for understanding all cancers.
Visualizing a Cancer Drug Target at Atomic Resolution
Using cryo-electron microscopy, researchers were able to view, in atomic detail, the binding of a potential small molecule drug to a key protein in cancer cells.
Scroll Up
Scroll Down
Skyscraper Banner

Skyscraper Banner
Go to LabTube
Go to eposters
 
Access to the latest scientific news
Exclusive articles
Upload and share your posters on ePosters
Latest presentations and webinars
View a library of 1,800+ scientific and medical posters
2,900+ scientific and medical posters
A library of 2,500+ scientific videos on LabTube
4,200+ scientific videos
Close
Premium CrownJOIN TECHNOLOGY NETWORKS PREMIUM FOR FREE!