Help: DNA extraction from museum skins

Peter Myroniuk pmyron at
Fri Apr 28 13:08:31 EST 1995

Can anyone assist me with methods for the extraction of mammalian DNA from 
alcohol preserved and probably formalin fixed museum skins. I have tried the 
standard protocols and recipes by Paabo and others with no success.

I am using approximately 5mm diam. of tissue and standard extraction buffers. 
Incubating overnight to several days at 37 C. Performing PCR using primers 
that flank mtDNA dloop. Standard PCR performed.

Please respond to,

pmyron at

More information about the Methods mailing list