Lysing Matrix E 2 mL tubes have purple caps and contain 1.4 mm ceramic spheres, 0.1 mm silica spheres and one 4 mm glass bead. Used to grind soil, sediment, water, feces, sludge, compost and rhizosphere.
Also effective in lysing mixed samples, such as microbe infected tissue; can be used in RNA extraction from tumors and other difficult tissues. For use on FastPrep instruments or any bead-beating device.
Format: 2 mL tubes
Hardness: Ceramic spheres - Vickers 800; Silica spheres - Knoop 515; Glass bead - Knoop 515
Sample types: Feces, Soil, Wastewater, Environmental, Water, Sludge, Tumor
Sample volume: up to 500 mg per prep
Specific gravity: Ceramic spheres - 4; Silica spheres - 2.5; Glass Bead - 2.5