Moeller, J.R., Moehn, N.R., Waller, D.M. and Givnish, T.J.
Notes: This authors of this study compare isolation of DNA from plants using the Maxwell® 16 System with two other methods on 25 different plant species samples. Researchers started with leaf samples of 25 different species from Wisconsin forests. Nine millimeter punches were taken from each of four individual samples from each species; three replicates per sample were used for each of the three isolation methods the Maxwell® 16 System (paramagnetic cellulose bead); Qiagen DNeasy Plant Mini Kit (silica column) and CTAB-based extraction. The authors evaluated yield, purity and ability to amplify in qPCR and concluded that the Maxwell® 16 system outperformed the other two methods. (The authors also note that Promega provided the Maxwell® 16 Instrument, DNA isolation cartridges and advice on use.) (4515)