How is the RNeasy Plus Universal Kit different from the RNeasy Plus Kit?

The RNeasy Plus Universal Mini Kit has been designed for optimal lysis of all types of tissue. Lysis and homogenization are performed using QIAzol Lysis Reagent, a phenol-guanidine based lysis reagent. The RNeasy Plus Mini Kit is the optimal solution for cells and easy-to-lyse tissue since lysis occurs with Buffer RLT. Additionally, the gDNA removal feature is based on a different technology. While the classic RNeasy Plus Kit contains gDNA eliminator columns, the RNeasy Plus Universal Kit contains a gDNA eliminator solution.


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