The Quick-DNA Tissue/Insect Microprep Kit is designed for the simple and rapid isolation of DNA (e.g. genomic, viral, mitochondrial) from fresh, frozen, or stored insect specimens including mosquitoes, bees, lice, ticks, and D. melanogaster . The procedure is easy and can be completed in minutes: samples are rapidly and efficiently lysed by bead beating with our state of the art, ultra-high density BashingBeads. The DNA is then isolated and purified using our Zymo-Spin column technology and is ideal for downstream molecular-based applications including PCR, array, genotyping, etc. The procedure is compatible with mammalian tissues, whole blood, and cultured cells.