Bruce J. Turner fishgen at vt.edu
Tue Dec 13 14:52:14 EST 1994

A graduate student in this department is attempting to amplify regions of
mtDNA from spiders fixed/preserved in ethanol.  He has been successful with
material that has been recently fixed, but older material (i.e., museum
specimens thought to be fixed in ethanol originally) does not amplify
readily.  Has anyone out there had a similar problem?  Are there any tricks
that can be used to amplify this material?  Thanks a lot.

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