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What is plant research?
Plant is one of the major sources which fulfill our basic needs. Anything we eat or the clothes we wear is derived either directly or indirectly from plant sources. This becomes the obvious and one of the most important reasons to dwell more into plant research areas with respect to their gene sequence and gene function, for which nucleic acid extraction is very crucial and mandatory step.
Why plant research is required?
▪ Human Health : One of the pressing needs of the current scenario, is to improve human health which can only be achieved by improving the nutritional content of crops, which is possible by genetically engineered plants.
▪ Crop Improvement : Plant genomics has opened new ways and options for plant breeder to introduce beneficial genes to produce transgenic plants which are resistant to pest and other abiotic stresses.
▪ Functional Genomics : Whole genome sequencing is a boon to providing evidence about evolutionary journey of a functional gene as well as in recognizing an indigenous species.
▪ Medicinal Plants and Research : Natural products of medicinal plants are significant source for phytodrugs because of their therapeutic properties such as, antifungal, antibacterial, antimalaric, contraceptive, antipyretic, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, anti-hypertensive, antioxidant, anticancerogenic etc. Hence vast research on genetic component of these medicinal plants is being carried out.
Experimenting with an IMPURE sample
can give you erroneous results. In order
to avoid such happenings, it is important
to ensure purity of nucleic acid, which
then can be used for PCR, sequencing
Problems Associated with Plant DNA
Earlier, nucleic acid extraction used to be labor intensive and time consuming process. Apart from that, it is crucial to obtain a good yield of the purified extract. Moreover, some species of plants (like banana, pomegranate, sugarcane etc.) contain phenolic compounds and plants like cotton contains high levels of polysaccharides, oxidizable quinones which makes DNA extraction a troublesome process. Presence of these organic compounds tremendously inhibit the process of DNA extraction.
Here We Need to Just Pick up the Right Method
A Correct Choice is not Just a
Solution, it is the Elimination of the
SuperPlant DNA Purification
Kit, a column based protocol is the best
alternative to manual methods and wellsuited to isolate DNA from all the plants
which contain phenolic compounds
and diminish the risk of using harmful
chemicals to obtain high yield.