Total RNA Isolation from Bacteria

  • John Heptinstall


The susceptibility of RNA to degradation by exogenous and endogenous RNase activity following cell lysis has been well documented (1,2). Moreover RNA usually occurs complexed with protein from which it must be released. Precautions to be taken against exogenous RNase include the use of plastic gloves, autoclaving solutions after adding 0.1% (v/v) diethyl pyrocarbonate (DEPC; except Tris, which reacts), and baking glassware, spatulas, and so forth at 180°C overnight (3).


Sodium Dodecyl Sulphate Sodium Acetate Polyethylene Glycol Guanidinium Thiocyanate Aqueous Biphasic System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • John Heptinstall
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  1. 1.NES-BiosciencesCoventry UniversityCoventryUK

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