II. Product Components
III. Materials to be Supplied by the User
IV. Protocol for Extraction of DNA from Whole Blood
V. Protocol for GenomePlex Whole Genome Amplification from Whole Blood
VI. Quantification of Amplified Products
VII. Purification of Amplified Products
Whole blood is a common source of material when performing genetic analysis. Many times genomic DNA from samples can have low yield. This quantity can hinder the researcher's ability to perform downstream analysis. This method describes amplifying nanogram amounts of starting genomic DNA with little or no detectable bias resulting in microgram quantities. In addition, the protocol provides a simple and convenient method to isolate pure genomic DNA from fresh or aged whole blood, amplify the genomic DNA, and rapidly purify the PCR amplified products. The methods described are completed using the GenElute Blood Genomic DNA Kit, GenomePlex WGA kit, and GenElute PCR Clean-up Kit.
GenomePlex is a Whole Genome Amplification (WGA) method that allows the researcher to generate a representative, approximate 300 to 1000-fold amplification of genomic DNA. The amplification yield is dependent on the purity and amount of starting material. The kit utilizes a proprietary amplification technology based upon random fragmentation of genomic DNA and conversion of the resulting small fragments to PCR-amplifiable OmniPlex Library molecules flanked by universal priming sites. The OmniPlex li