Citations of this article
Mendeley users who have this article in their library.
Get full text


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

Register to see more suggestions

Mendeley helps you to discover research relevant for your work.

Already have an account?

Save time finding and organizing research with Mendeley

Sign up for free