insects in amber
nmarble at zeus.calpoly.edu
Thu Oct 24 21:36:29 EST 1991
Does anyone have knowledge or experience with extraction of DNA
from specimens embedded in amber? I have heard that the tissues
usually have been eaten by bacteria embedded with the insect, and
that all that remains is an empty exoskeleton.
I am turning to the net not from laziness, but because our library
hours here have been cut because of the budget crisis. The library
closes at 5:00 on Friday and doesn't open again until 1:00 pm on
Any help would be appreciated. I will post a summary of the replies
if anyone is interested.
nmarble at pan.calpoly.edu (Nina Marble) "The whole subject area is rife
Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo with speculation and half-baked
ideas, some of which are my own"
All opinions mine -- H. Finlayson
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