Simple and Safe Method for Simultaneous Isolation of Microbial RNA and DNA from Problematic Populations Academic Article uri icon


  • We describe a novel, rapid, and safe method for extracting RNA and DNA from refractory microbes, which avoids the use of phenol or chloroform. It has been used successfully to isolate high-quality nucleic acids from pure cultures and environmental populations known to resist widely used extraction protocols.

publication date

  • November 1, 2008