GENetic diversity exploitation for Innovative Macro-ALGal biorefinery


Magnetic beads, a particularly effective novel method for extraction of NGS-ready DNA from macroalgae

• Magnetic bead extraction is an efficient method to obtain DNA from macroalgae.
• It yields better DNA quality and quantity versus with column-based kits and CTAB.
• Generation of RAD-Seq data from 12 Ulva samples.
• RAD-Seq data on Ulva species allows for high discriminatory power versus barcoding.

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Authors: Antoine Fort(a), Michael D. Guiry (b), Ronan Sulpice (a)

a) National University of Ireland – Galway, Plant Systems Biology Lab, Ryan Institute, Plant and AgriBiosciences Research Centre, School of Natural Sciences

b) AlgaeBase, Ryan Institute, National University of Ireland

Keywords: Next generation sequencing DNA extraction Seaweeds
Publication date: April 2018

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