An efficient, simple and high throughput protocol for cotton genomic DNA isolation

Research paper by Bipinchandra B. Kalbande, Anita S. Patil, Pranjib K. Chakrabarty

Indexed on: 09 May '16Published on: 07 May '16Published in: Journal of Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology


Cotton is a stubborn plant for genomic DNA isolation due to its high-level of polyphenolics, polysaccharides and secondary metabolites. Genomics and molecular biology studies require high quality and large quantity of DNA. We have standardized an efficient miniprep protocol for cotton genomic DNA isolation, which not only provides higher yield from 800 to 1400 µg of DNA from 200 to 300 mg of fresh leaf tissue but also provide excellent purity. The DNA is amenable to all elementary enzymatic preparations, PCR techniques, Southern blotting and to high end genomic studies. The technique does not require liquid nitrogen, needs small amount of sample, less time, fewer chemicals and one can process up to 100 samples per day. The genomic DNA extracted was good for transgenic event characterization and marker assisted selection.