Product Class: Kit

NEBNext® rRNA Depletion Kit (Bacteria) with RNA Sample Purification Beads

Product Introduction

Ribosomal RNA (rRNA) is highly abundant in bacterial samples, and its removal is desirable in order to reveal the biological significance of less abundant transcripts. Specific enrichment of bacterial mRNAs is challenging due to their lack of poly(A) tails, and so the converse - efficient and specific removal of bacterial rRNA – is necessary.

The NEBNext® rRNA Depletion Kit (Bacteria) employs the NEBNext RNase H-based RNA depletion workflow to target removal of rRNA from gram-positive and gram-negative organisms. The method is effective with intact and degraded RNA, from monocultures or samples with mixed bacterial species (e.g., metatranscriptomic).

For added convenience, this kit contains NEBNext RNA Sample Purification Beads (Agencourt® RNAClean® XP beads from Beckman Coulter).

  • Efficient, specific depletion of bacterial rRNA (5S, 16S, 23S)
  • Compatible with both gram-positive and gram-negative organisms
  • Effective with monocultures and mix of bacterial species (e.g., metatranscriptome)
  • Compatible with a broad range of input amounts: 10 ng - 1 µg
  • Suitable for low-quality or high-quality RNA
  • Fast workflow: 2 hours, with less than 10 minutes hands-on time

The kit is also available without RNAClean® XP beads.

Catalog # Size Concentration
E7860S 6.0 reactions
E7860L 24.0 reactions
E7860X 96.0 reactions
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Product Information

Description

The great majority of RNA in bacteria is ribosomal RNA (rRNA). This highly abundant RNA can conceal the biological significance of less abundant transcripts, and so its efficient and specific removal is desirable. 

The NEBNext® rRNA Depletion Kit (Bacteria) employs the NEBNext RNase H-based RNA depletion workflow to deplete rRNA (5S, 16S, and 23S) from gram-positive and gram-negative organisms. View species tested to date.

The kit is effective with both intact and degraded RNA preparations, from monocultures or samples with mixed bacterial species (e.g., metatranscriptomic).

The kit is also available without RNAClean® XP beads.



Features

  • Efficient, specific depletion of bacterial rRNA (5S, 16S, 23S)
  • Compatible with both gram-positive and gram-negative organisms.
  • Effective with monocultures and mix of bacterial species (e.g., metatranscriptome)
  • Compatible with a broad range of input amounts: 10 ng - 1 µg
  • Suitable for low-quality or high-quality RNA
  • Fast workflow: 2 hours, with less than 10 minutes hands-on time
  • Includes NEBNext RNA Sample Purification Beads (Agencourt® RNAClean® XP)


Figure 1: Depletion of ribosomal RNA using the NEBNext rRNA Depletion Kit (Bacteria) enriches for RNAs of interest across a mock community of bacterial species and a range of input amounts



Total RNA was extracted from a lyophilized pool of 20 different bacterial organisms (ATCC® #MSA-2002). Ribosomal RNA was depleted using the NEBNext rRNA Depletion Kit (Bacteria). RNA-seq libraries were prepared from untreated and depleted RNA using the NEBNext Ultra™ II Directional RNA Library Prep Kit for Illumina®, followed by paired-end sequencing (2 x 75 bp). Reads were aligned (Hisat2) to a composite reference genome containing the best matching strains in the NCBI genome database.  Alignments were duplicate marked (Picard) and assessed for transcript levels (ht-seq count). Effective depletion of sequences overlapping with annotated rRNA regions was observed at 100 ng and 10 ng of input RNA for most of the organisms.



Figure 2: Depletion of ribosomal RNA with NEBNext enriches for RNAs of interest across monoculture species



Total RNA (100 ng) from Escherichia coli and Clostridum phytofermentans was depleted of rRNA using the NEBNext rRNA Depletion Kit (Bacteria). RNA-seq libraries were prepared from untreated and depleted RNA using the NEBNext Ultra™ II Directional RNA Library Prep Kit for Illumina®, followed by paired-end sequencing (2 x 75 bp). Reads were aligned to each reference genome (Hisat2), duplicate marked (Picard) and assessed for transcript levels (ht-seq count). Levels of rRNA remaining were calculated by dividing matched reads by the total number of reads passing instrument quality filtering. Effective depletion of sequences overlapping with annotated rRNA regions was observed for all species. 



Figure 3: NEBNext demonstrates consistent depletion of ribosomal RNA across a range of input amounts



E.coli total RNA (1 µg, 100 ng, 10 ng) was depleted of rRNA using the NEBNext rRNA Depletion Kit (Bacteria).  RNA-seq libraries were prepared from untreated and depleted RNA using the NEBNext Ultra™ II Directional RNA Library Prep Kit for Illumina®, followed by paired-end sequencing (2 x 75 bp). Reads were aligned to the E.coli MG1655 reference genome (Hisat2), duplicate marked (Picard) and assessed for transcript levels (ht-seq count). Levels of rRNA remaining were calculated by dividing matched reads by the total number of reads passing instrument quality filtering. Effective depletion of sequences overlapping with annotated rRNA regions was observed at 1 µg, 100 ng and 10 ng of input RNA. 



Figure 4. NEBNext maintains consistent transcript expression correlation after depletion and across a range of inputs: E. coli



E.coli total RNA (1 µg, 100 ng and 10 ng) was depleted of rRNA using the NEBNext rRNA Depletion Kit (Bacteria).  RNA-seq libraries were prepared from untreated and depleted RNA using the NEBNext Ultra™ II Directional RNA Library Prep Kit for Illumina®, followed by paired-end sequencing (2 x 75 bp). 4 Million read pairs were sampled (seqtk) from each library, mapped to the E. coli MG1655 reference genome (Bowtie 2.3.2) before counting reads on genes (htseq-count) and correlating their levels. Correlation analysis of the transcripts indicates consistent transcript expression regardless of treatment or input amount.



Figure 5. NEBNext maintains consistent transcript expression correlation after depletion and across a range of inputs: Mock bacterial community 



Total RNA was extracted from a lyophilized pool of 20 different bacterial organisms (ATCC® #MSA-2002). Ribosomal RNA was depleted using the NEBNext rRNA Depletion Kit (Bacteria). RNA-seq libraries were prepared from untreated and depleted RNA using the NEBNext Ultra™ II Directional RNA Library Prep Kit for Illumina®, followed by paired-end sequencing (2 x 75 bp). 4 Million read pairs were sampled (seqtk) from each library, mapped to a composite genome (Bowtie 2.3.2) before counting reads on genes (htseq-count) and correlating their levels. Correlation analysis of the transcripts indicates consistent transcript expression regardless of treatment or input amount.



Figure 6: NEBNext rRNA Depletion Kit Workflow



This product is related to the following categories:
RNA Depletion & mRNA Enrichment,
RNA Library Prep for Illumina,
This product can be used in the following applications:
RNA-seq,
RNA Analysis

Kit Components

Kit Components

The following reagents are supplied with this product:

NEB # Component Name Component # Stored at (°C) Amount Concentration
  • E7860S     Multi-temperature    
  • E7860L     Multi-temperature    
  • E7860X     Multi-temperature    

Properties & Usage

Materials Required but not Supplied

  • Magnetic rack (NEB #S1515) or magnetic plate (Alpaqua. cat. #A001322) or equivalent
  • 80% Ethanol (freshly prepared)
  • Thermocycler
  • Any thin wall 200 μl PCR tubes and 1.5 ml tubes
  • Bioanalyzer, Tapestation. (Agilent Technologies, Inc.) or similar instrument and consumables

Protocols, Manuals & Usage

Protocols

  1. Protocol for rRNA depletion using NEBNext rRNA Depletion Kit (Bacteria) (NEB #E7850, NEB #E7860)
  2. Protocol for Library Preparation of Intact RNA using NEBNext rRNA Depletion Kit (Bacteria) (NEB #E7850, NEB #E7860) and NEBNext Ultra II Directional RNA Library Prep Kit for Illumina (NEB #E7760, NEB #E7765)
  3. Protocol for Library Preparation of Degraded RNA using NEBNext rRNA Depletion Kit Bacteria (NEB #E7850, NEB #E7860) and NEBNext Ultra II Directional RNA Library Prep Kit for Illumina (NEB #E7760, NEB #E7765)
  4. Protocol for Library Preparation of Intact RNA using NEBNext rRNA Depletion Kit Bacteria (NEB #E7850, NEB #E7860) and NEBNext Ultra II Directional RNA Library Prep Kit for Illumina (NEB #E7760, NEB #E7765)
  5. Protocol for Library Preparation of Degraded RNA using NEBNext rRNA Depletion Kit (Bacteria) (NEB #E7850, NEB #E7860) and NEBNext Ultra II RNA Library Prep Kit for Illumina (NEB #E7770, NEB #E7775)

Manuals

The Product Manual includes details for how to use the product, as well as details of its formulation and quality controls.

Usage & Guidelines

Tools & Resources

Web Tools

FAQs & Troubleshooting

FAQs

  1. Which bacterial rRNA subunits are depleted with the NEBNext rRNA Depletion Kit Bacteria
  2. Can the NEBNext® rRNA Depletion Kit (Bacteria) be used on metatranscriptomic samples?
  3. How can I remove rRNA from a mix of mammalian and bacterial samples
  4. What is the percentage of bacterial rRNA remaining after depletion?
  5. How can I determine if the rRNA depletion was efficient?
  6. Can I use this product with degraded RNA or fragmented RNA?
  7. What is the total RNA input I should use?
  8. Why must the RNA be free of DNA?
  9. Which microbiome community was used in the depletion experiments described, and which references were used to assess the performance of the NEBNext® rRNA Depletion Kit (Bacteria) with this sample?
  10. Which species are compatible with the NEBNext® rRNA Depletion Kit (Bacteria)?
  11. Which species have been tested with the NEBNext rRNA Depletion Kit (Bacteria)?
  12. Can the enriched RNA resulting from the NEBNext depletion kit be used in long read sequencing applications?

Troubleshooting

Quality, Safety & Legal

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