Abstract: The selection of a DNA extraction method is a critical step when subsequent analysis depends on the DNA quality and quantity. Unlike mammals, for which several capable DNA extraction methods have been developed, for molluscs the availability of optimized genomic DNA extraction protocols is clearly insufficient. Several aspects such as animal physiology, the type (e.g., adductor muscle or gills) or quantity of tissue, can explain the lack of efficiency (quality and yield) in molluscs genomic DNA extraction procedure. In an attempt to overcome these aspects, this work describes an efficient method for molluscs genomic DNA extraction that was tested in several species from different orders: Veneridae, Ostreidae, Anomiidae, Cardiidae (Bivalvia) and Muricidae (Gastropoda), with different weight sample tissues. The isolated DNA was of high molecular weight with high yield and purity, even with reduced quantities of tissue. Moreover, the genomic DNA isolated, demonstrated to be suitable for several downstream molecular techniques, such as PCR sequencing among others.
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Pereira, J.C.; Chaves, R.; Bastos, E.; Leitão, A.; Guedes-Pinto, H. An Efficient Method for Genomic DNA Extraction from Different Molluscs Species. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2011, 12, 8086-8095.
Pereira JC, Chaves R, Bastos E, Leitão A, Guedes-Pinto H. An Efficient Method for Genomic DNA Extraction from Different Molluscs Species. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2011; 12(11):8086-8095.
Pereira, Jorge C.; Chaves, Raquel; Bastos, Estela; Leitão, Alexandra; Guedes-Pinto, Henrique. 2011. "An Efficient Method for Genomic DNA Extraction from Different Molluscs Species." Int. J. Mol. Sci. 12, no. 11: 8086-8095.