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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 7, Issue:7, July, 2018

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
Issues : 12 per year
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(7): 4308-4318

Comparative Assessment and Optimisation of Different DNA Extraction Methods in Lesser Yam (Dioscorea esculenta)
Visalakshichandra1, M. N. Sheela1, A. S. Swathy2,B.  S. Prakash Krishnan1 and Vivek Hegde1
1ICAR-Central Tuber Crops Research Institute (ICAR-CTCRI), Sreekaryam, Thiruvanathapuram, Kerala, India
2A.J. College of Science and Technology, Thonnakkal, Thiruvanathapuram, Kerala, India
*Corresponding author

The effectiveness of genotyping for any genetic studies relies on the quantity and quality of DNA isolated. The DNA isolation procedures differs for different crop species depending upon the phytochemical composition of the tissue used for isolation of DNA. The polyphenol abundance in Lesser yam interferes in the isolation of high quality DNA. The quantitative and qualitative assessment of DNA isolated using different extraction methods therefore becomes a priority. The selection of accurate isolation method becomes absolutely essential to obtain PCR amplification. In this study, five DNA extraction methods were compared in terms of quantity, quality/purity, time consumed, integrity and functionality. Among the DNA extraction methods analysed in this study, the Asemota method was found to be the most efficient in isolating high DNA yield with better quality from Dioscorea esculenta. The DNA extracted using this protocol can be used for whole-genome sequencing, advanced sequencing technologies, and bioinformatic tools.

Keywords: DNA extraction method, Dioscorea esculenta, Quality of DNA, commercial kit, PCR

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Visalakshichandra, M. N. Sheela, A. S. Swathy, B. S. Prakash Krishnan and Vivek Hegde. 2018. Comparative Assessment and Optimisation of Different DNA Extraction Methods in Lesser Yam (Dioscorea esculenta).Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(7): 4308-4318. doi:
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