• Rapid and convenient method to detect microorganisms in soil samples
  • Process all soil types
  • Remove organic substances using the OSR Solution
  • Remove all humic acid from DNA samples
  • Fast and easy processing using a rapid spin-column format
  • Isolate high quality total DNA from a variety of microorganisms including bacteria, fungi and algae

ItemsCat. #Size
Soil DNA Isolation Plus Kit 64000 50 preps
Soil DNA Isolation Plus Kit 64060 100 preps

Soil DNA Isolation Plus Kit

Norgen's Soil DNA Isolation Plus Kit provides a convenient and rapid method for the detection of microorganisms from soil samples. All types of soil samples can be processed with this kit, including common soil samples and difficult soil samples with high humic acid content such as compost and manure. The kit removes all traces of humic acid and PCR inhibitors using the provided the OSR (Organic Substance Removal) Solution. A simple and rapid spin column procedure is then used to further purify the DNA. Total genomic DNA can be isolated and purified from all the various microorganisms found in soil, such as bacteria, fungi and algae. The purified DNA is of the highest quality and is fully compatible with downstream PCR applications, as all humic acid substances and PCR inhibitors are removed during the isolation.

Kit Specifications
Maximum Soil Input
250 mg
Type of Soil Processed
All soil types
Maximum Column Binding Capacity
50 μg
Maximum Column Loading Volume
650 μL
Time to Complete 10 Purifications
30 minutes


Storage Conditions and Product Stability
All solutions should be kept tightly sealed and stored at room temperature.  These reagents should remain stable for at least 1 year in their unopened containers.

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