A representative example of the gel images produced during RNA quality checks performed via the Bioanalyzer 2100. The composite gel image was generated from the results of RNA quality assessments performed on RNA extracted from larvae samples. For each kit, the lane corresponding to the sample that best represented the "average" RNA yielded is included. The first number reported for each kit represents the RIN value of the sample shown, while the numbers below represent the mean RIN value (± standard deviation) for all larvae samples extracted via each kit. Note that the lanes shown in the image were not obtained from samples run on the same Nanochip resulting in the misalignment of the 18S and 28S bands between some of the lanes.