Improve DNA extraction from diverse soil environments

Improve DNA extraction from diverse soil environments

Agricultural Sciences / Animal Sciences / Nutrition & Food Sciences / Toxic...

February 28, 2017

It is well known that the gut microbiota contributes to health and disease. Many studies have demonstrated that external factors such as diet, geographical location and host genetics are key contributors. However, the relative contribution of these factors in shaping the gut microbiota is unclear, likely due to large interindividual variation.

In an effort to work with genetically homogenous populations, a recent study used C. elegans as a new model to discern contributions of host factors. Berg et al. used the DNeasy PowerSoil Kit to extract DNA from soil and worms. Deep sequencing of 16S rDNA was used to characterize the previously unknown worm gut microbiota as assembled from diverse produce-enriched soil environments under laboratory conditions.

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Cubis®High-Capacity Micro Balances: Weigh Minimum Amounts of Sample Directly into Heavy Flasks

Cubis®High-Capacity Micro Balances: Weigh Minimum Amounts of Sample Directly into Heavy Flasks

Agricultural Sciences / Animal Sciences / Nutritio...

With a unique resolution of up to 60 million divisions and a readability of 1 μg, the new high-capacity Cubis® MSA66S micro-analytical balances feature a maximum capacity of 61 g.
Based on this high weighing capacity, you will no longer need to transfer samples and can weigh minimum amounts directly into relatively heavy containers, such as long-necked flasks or HPLC bottles, saving an extra step in your procedure, ensuring that you can use 100% of your sample.

 

 

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Eco IC-Ion Chromatography for everybody

Eco IC-Ion Chromatography for everybody

Agricultural Sciences / Animal Sciences / Nutritio...

«Everybody should be able to benefit from the power of ion chromatography» - that is the idea of the Metrohm Eco IC. Focusing on the essentials, this new instrument provides the very best of ion chromatography at a very affordable price.

December 30, 2016 More +
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