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Brazilian Journal of Microbiology

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COSTA, Jefferson Luis da Silva  and  OLIVEIRA, Virgínia Carla de. Enhancement of soil DNA extraction by the use of a hand held mixer. Braz. J. Microbiol. [online]. 2003, vol.34, n.4, pp. 311-312. ISSN 1678-4405.

The efficiency of soil DNA extraction using a bead beater homogenizer (Biospec Products - Germany) was compared to that obtained with a hand held mixer (Moulinex - Brazil). The hand held mixer costs 100 times less and extracted seven times more crude DNA than the bead beater.

Keywords : molecular tools; DNA extraction.

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