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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 9, Issue:9, September, 2020

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
Issues : 12 per year
Publisher : Excellent Publishers
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
Index Copernicus ICV 2018: 95.39
NAAS RATING 2020: 5.38

Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(9): 2858-2866

Isolation of RNA from Grains of Medicinal Rice “Njavara” using Improved TRIzol Method
S. Wagh, M. M. Viji, K. B. Soni, P. R. Jadhav, S. C. Ekatpure, V. Manju, Roy Stephen and R. Beena
College of Agriculture, Vellayani, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala Agricultural University, Kerala, India – 695522
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Isolation of high-quality RNA from seeds is very critical for seed specific gene analysis. An investigation and comparison on the use of CTAB, SDS and TRIzol extraction procedures to extract high-quality RNA from grains of medical njavara rice were carried out in the present study. These protocols either failed to yield RNA or resulted in reduced yield with poor quality of RNA from Njavara rice grains. The starch and secondary metabolites present in njavara rice seeds hindered the isolation and the resuspension of precipitated RNA or contaminated the RNA pellets by co-precipitation. Hence, we modified the TRIzol RNA extraction protocol by addition of 0.5% N-lauryl sarcosine, 2% β-Mercaptoethanol and 1% PVP.  Highly pure (A260/A280 ratio ranged from 1.9 to 2.0) and intact RNA with a higher yield (up to 500µg/ml of RNA) could be obtained using modified TRIzol RNA extraction protocol. RNA obtained was testified and efficiently utilized for the cDNA preparation and amplification of Ubiquitin gene.

Keywords: Medicinal rice, Njavara rice, Seeds, RNA Isolation, TRIzol, SDS, CTAB

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Wagh, Y. S., M. M. Viji, K. B. Soni, P. R. Jadhav, S. C. Ekatpure, R. V. Manju, Roy Stephen and Beena, R. 2020. Isolation of RNA from Grains of Medicinal Rice “Njavara” using Improved TRIzol Method.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(9): 2858-2866. doi:
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