Genetically modified crops (GM crops) are food products such as fruits and vegetables that have had specific changes introduced into their DNA. The DNA changes are designed to impart new traits into the crops such as resistance to pathogens, delayed ripening or in the case of hybrid soybeans produced by Pioneer Hi-Bred International, higher levels of oleic acid. Production of GM crops is a multistage process that ultimately involves integration of the target gene into the recipients’ genome. However, uptake and integration of the gene into the recipient’s genome does not always guarantee that the gene will be expressed. Furthermore, it must be confirmed that the target gene is transferred at an acceptable level to progeny.
Omni Bead Ruptor Bead Mill Homogenizers for Rapid Extraction of Plant DNA and RNA
In order to confirm gene expression, genomic material (DNA/RNA) must first be extracted from the target sample. Bead mill homogenizers are one of the newest technologies for the disruption of tough plant material and are routinely used when multiple samples must be processed or when the target sample is particularly robust such as seeds and tough plant material. The Bead Ruptor 24 is capable of homogenizing samples in volumes of 0.5 ml to 50 ml through rapid oscillation of a tube containing dense bead media. The bead media is projected through the tube with sufficient energy to impact and dissociate even the toughest samples.
High throughput and economical bead mill
Power. 0.8 - 6 m/s | Vol. 0.25 mL - 5 mL | Samples. 1-16
The most powerful and scalable bead mill available
Power. 0.8 - 8 m/s | Vol. 0.25 mL - 50 mL | Samples. 1-96
Powerful performance in a compact design
Power. 1-5 m/s | Vol. 0.25 mL - 7 mL | Samples. 1-4