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    Different Methods of Soil DNA Extraction
    Authors:  Asmita Kamble and Harinder Singh, date: 01/20/2020, view: 2714, Q&A: 0
    Soil is the major reservoir of microbial diversity. Only 1% of microbial diversity can be cultured while 99% is still not culturable. It is necessary to extract DNA from soil in order to explore the 99% microbial diversity, which will be useful to ...
    One Plate-double Nutrient Endospore Activation Method
    Authors:  Bhagwan Narayan Rekadwad, Juan M. Gonzalez and Chandrahasya N. Khobragade, date: 01/05/2020, view: 976, Q&A: 0
    This paper presents a simple, swift, improved and inexpensive one plate-double nutrient endospore activation method (ODNEAM) for activation of thermophilic endospore (thermospore). Revival and cultivation of dormant bacteria experiencing ...
    Isolation of PCR-quality Genomic DNA from Soils Impacted with Extra Heavy Crude Oil
    For the study of microbial communities in samples of soils impacted with extra heavy crude oil, it is necessary to perform molecular analyses. Due to the difficulty of oil matrix handling, there are very few protocols reported in writing. Also, one ...
    Ty1 Retrotransposition Frequency Assay Using a Chromosomal Ty1his3AI or Ty1kanMXAI Element
    Author:  M. Joan Curcio, date: 09/05/2018, view: 2672, Q&A: 0
    Here I describe a simple genetic assay to determine the frequency of retrotransposition of a single chromosomal Ty1 element that is marked with the retrotransposition indicator gene, his3AI or kanMXAI. The assay is used to ...
    Generation of Fusarium graminearum Knockout Mutants by the Split-marker Recombination Approach
    Authors:  Wan-Qiu Wang and Wei-Hua Tang, date: 08/20/2018, view: 3280, Q&A: 0
    Fusarium graminearum is a destructive phytopathogen and shows an impressive metabolic diversity. Gene deletion is an important and useful approach for gene function study. Here we present a protocol for generating gene deletion mutant by ...
    Fusarium graminearum Double (Triple) Mutants Generation Using Sexual Crosses
    Authors:  Yan Guo, Dong Zhang and Wei-Hua Tang, date: 08/05/2018, view: 2315, Q&A: 0
    Fusarium graminearum is a destructive phytopathogen that infects major cereal crops such as wheat, maize and barley. Double or triple mutants are often very useful in the phenotypic and genetic analysis of genes that function redundantly or ...
    Phenol-based Extraction of RNA from Chlamydomonas reinhardtii
    Authors:  Emanuel Sanz-Luque and Amaury de Montaigu, date: 07/05/2018, view: 3529, Q&A: 0
    RNA extraction is a basic procedure in molecular biology and a wide variety of commercial kits are available. Some of these kits have been successfully used in Chlamydomonas. However, in some cases RNA quality and quantity may be ...
    qPCR of Yeast ChIP DNA
    Author:  Wei Zheng, date: 09/20/2011, view: 15301, Q&A: 1
    This protocol is adapted from Chris Yellman's personal notes for qPCR of yeast ChIP DNA to verify binding sites already identified by microarray/sequencing analysis. In addition, qPCR is a quick way to assay the quality of a ChIP sample ...
    Yeast in situ Hybridization
    Author:  Wei Zheng, date: 09/20/2011, view: 10576, Q&A: 0
    This protocol describes the procedure to label a certain mRNA species in yeast cells with fluorescence probes and prepare slides for visualization under microscope. Probe design/synthesis and microscopy operation are not covered.



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