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Comparison of strategies for the isolation of PCR-compatible, genomic DNA from a municipal biogas plants

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Weiss, Agnes ; Jérôme, Valérie ; Freitag, Ruth:
Comparison of strategies for the isolation of PCR-compatible, genomic DNA from a municipal biogas plants.
In: Journal of Chromatography B. Vol. 853 (June 2007) Issue 1/2 . - 190 - 197.
ISSN 1873-376X
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jchromb.2007.03.009

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The goal of the project was the extraction of PCR-compatible genomic {DNA} representative of the entire microbial community from municipal biogas plant samples (mash, bioreactor content, process water, liquid fertilizer). For the initial isolation of representative {DNA} from the respective lysates, methods were used that employed adsorption, extraction, or precipitation to specifically enrich the DNA. Since no dedicated method for biogas plant samples was available, preference was given to kits/methods suited to samples that resembled either the bioreactor feed, e.g. foodstuffs, or those intended for environmental samples including wastewater. None of the methods succeeded in preparing {DNA} that was directly PCR-compatible. Instead the {DNA} was found to still contain considerable amounts of difficult-to-remove enzyme inhibitors (presumably humic acids) that hindered the {PCR} reaction. Based on the isolation method that gave the highest yield/purity for all sample types, subsequent purification was attempted by agarose gel electrophoresis followed by electroelution, spermine precipitation, or dialysis through nitrocellulose membrane. A combination of phenol/chloroform extraction followed by purification via dialysis constituted the most efficient sample treatment. When such {DNA} preparations were diluted 1:100 they did no longer inhibit {PCR} reactions, while they still contained sufficient genomic {DNA} to allow specific amplification of specific target sequences.

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Item Type: Article in a journal
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: PCR
Institutions of the University: Faculties
Faculties > Faculty of Engineering Science
Faculties > Faculty of Engineering Science > Chair Process Biotechnology
Faculties > Faculty of Engineering Science > Chair Process Biotechnology > Chair Process Biotechnology - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Ruth Freitag
Research Institutions > Research Units > ZET - Zentrum für Energietechnik
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 600 Technology, medicine, applied sciences
600 Technology, medicine, applied sciences > 620 Engineering
Date Deposited: 24 Feb 2016 15:31
Last Modified: 28 Feb 2019 10:19
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/31045