FAQ: Can the Monarch HMW DNA Extraction Kits be used to process marine samples, including marine invertebrates?

We have not tested the kit on these organisms. Often these organisms contain a lot of mucus/ polysaccharide-based material, which may cause problems during bead binding. If you have an optimized lysis chemistry, you may be able to employ that upstream of our bead workflow using the Monarch HMW DNA Extraction Kit for Tissue (NEB #T3060).