Isolation of high quality RNA from ripening banana fruit tissue is difficult due to high levels of polysaccharides and other substances that interfere when using conven-tional procedures for RNA isolation. These substances not only decrease the yield but the quality of RNA is almost unusable. We describe here a simple RNA procedure that effec-tively removes these contaminating substances without affecting the yield. Following this procedure, we routinely obtained 80-150 ~tg of total RNA per g fresh tissue. The RNA is of good quality and suitable for northern analysis, RT-PCR and cDNA library construction.
Asif, M. H., Dhawan, P., & Nath, P. (2000). A simple procedure for the isolation of high quality rna from ripening banana fruit. Plant Molecular Biology Reporter, 18(2), 109–115. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02824018