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Soil sample preparation in environmental research

Analysis of soil samples is an important step in many aspects of environmental research. Environmental samples, including soil, sediments, sludge, compost, manure, rhizosphere, and wastewater are often biodiverse and rich in organic materials.

Efficient and reliable preparation of biological materials from your environmental samples is essential to ensure your subsequent experiments generate robust data.

FastDNA™ SPIN Kit for Soil

Achieve complete cell lysis in 40 seconds and recover the highest yield of DNA in less than 30 minutes with the FastDNA™ SPIN Kit for Soil

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Challenges in soil sample preparation

The features of environmental materials introduce some technical challenges for soil sample preparation. For example:

  • Soil samples contain a variety of microorganisms and other biological materials, including plant and animal tissues and other cell types, complicating extraction procedures.
  • Samples can contain difficult to lyse cells such as bacterial spores, yeast, algae, nematodes, and fungi present in environmental samples.
  • Soil is often abundant in humic substances, which are organic compounds found in environmental material that can act as inhibitors of downstream applications such as PCR, qPCR, and sequencing.
  • Variability in the composition of environmental samples makes it tricky to standardize sample preparation procedures.

Efficiently lyse your environmental samples

Reliably isolate biological materials from even the most difficult samples by choosing an efficient lysis solution from MP Bio. Our range of kits and reagents ensure you achieve reproducibility and consistency from assay to assay.

Establish efficient soil sample preparation procedures by selecting methodologies that are simple and quick to perform. MP Bio’s range of sample preparation products can meet advanced technical needs and save you time throughout all stages of your environmental research.

We offer a number of solutions depending on your desired applications, from initial lysis of challenging environmental samples, to extraction of high quality nucleic acids and subsequent downstream molecular biology assays such as PCR.

FastPrep-24™ 5G

High-quality results start with high-quality samples. Enhance the reliability of your sample preparation procedures with FastPrep™.

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FastPrep™: your all-in-one solution for soil sample preparation

MPBio’s FastPrep range contains the most robust products on the market for environmental studies. Accelerate your research and streamline your experiments with our all-in-one solutions for soil sample collection and preparation.

With our reliable bead-beating technologies and diverse selection of lysis matrices, you can be confident that even your toughest soil samples will be completely homogenized. FastPrep products allow you to spend less time manually grinding your samples to isolate biological materials and more time generating results from downstream experiments.

FastDNA™ MagBead Kit for Soil,

Meet the newest member of the FastDNA kit family, the FastDNA™ MagBead Kit. Uncover the power of FastPrep combined with magnetic beads for unbeatable isolation of ready-to-use genomic DNA.

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