NEBNext Ultra II kits are designed for construction of high-quality libraries using a broad range of input amounts, from pg to μg of DNA. The workflows are fast, streamlined and automatable, with flexible product formats to enable customization.
Introducing NEBNext Ultra II FS DNA Library Prep – a novel enzymatic fragmentation system
With our latest kits, we have built upon our NEBNext Ultra II DNA library prep workflow to create a fragmentation system, the NEBNext Ultra II FS DNA Library Prep Kit. The Ultra II FS kit includes a new DNA fragmentation reagent, which is also combined with end repair and dA-tailing reagents, enabling these steps to be performed in the same tube, with no clean-ups or sample loss. The same fragmentation protocol is used for any input amount (100 pg–500 ng), or GC content.
You'll be thrilled to pieces with the result – a reliable, flexible, high-quality library prep that is fast and scalable.
Highlights of the NEBNext Ultra II FS Kit
- Perform fragmentation, end repair and dA-tailing with a single enzyme mix
- Experience reliable fragmentation with a single protocol, regardless of DNA input amount or GC content
- Prepare high quality libraries from a wide range of input amounts: 100 pg–500 ng
- Generate high yields with increased reaction efficiencies and minimized sample loss
- Use with DNA in standard buffers (TE, Tris-HCl) and water
- Save time with a streamlined workflow: ~ 2.5 hours, with < 15 minutes hands-on time
- Vary incubation time to generate a wide range of insert sizes
- Available with optional SPRIselect® beads for size selection/clean-up
See what others are saying about Ultra II
“In our core, we process large number of samples for genomics applications. Even with the high-throughput Covaris® model, the sample shearing is still a bottle neck for us. The NEBNext DNA DNA kit is such a wonderful product. First of all, it increased our throughput dramatically for DNA sample shearing. The kit combines the shearing, end-repair, dA-tailing, and linker-ligation in a couple simple steps without the need of purification in between. The whole process has been reduced from two days to a few hours. Second, we love the low input option. Because the kit eliminates the need for purification for each of the intermediate steps, it reduces a lot of sample loss during the purification steps, which enables us to use much less starting materials and saves tons on purification beads. Third, we are amazed by the randomness of the enzymatic shearing. We did not observe any significant difference from mechanical shearing. We have used this kit successfully with many large projects including high-throughput genomic screening assays for single cell derived clones.
- Scientist, Cancer research institute
Optimizing DNA inputs for NGS library prep is an important step, if you want to ensure a high-quality library. Start by following these tips.
This video walks you through DNA Library Preparation using the NEBNext Ultra II DNA Library Prep Kit. The video also includes tips for optimization as well as safe stopping points.
Using beads to clean up your DNA prior to NGS library prep can be quick and easy, if you follow these few, simple tips.
Protocols for NEBNext® Ultra™ II DNA Library Prep
- High yield Scalable Library Preparation with the NEBNext Ultra II FS DNA Library Prep Kit
- Improved Library Preparation with NEBNext Ultra II DNA Library Prep Kit for Illumina
- Improved methods for site-directed mutagenesis using Gibson Assembly™ Master Mix
NEBNext® for Illumina® Brochure
The NEBNext Brochure for Illumina provides an overview of library preparation for DNA, ChIP-Seq, RNA and Small RNA for the Illumina platform, as well as tech tips and select peer-reviewed citations.
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