insects in amber
nmarble at zeus.calpoly.edu
Thu Oct 24 21:49:31 EST 1991
Has anyone extracted DNA from insects that were preserved in amber?
I have heard that the tissue/cells are usually eaten by bacteria
that were present with the insect was embedded, and all that remains
is an empty exoskeleton.
I am not posting from laziness, but because our library is closed from
5:00 Friday evening until 1:00 Sundays due to budget cutbacks.
I will post a summary 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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