sds effect on tissue storage

julie feinstein at AMNH.ORG
Tue Apr 16 07:54:23 EST 1996

Does anyone know what the long-term effects of storing tissue samples 
from mammals or birds in a buffer containing 2% SDS will be?  Can the 
DNA remain intact for many years?  Will membrane-bound enzymes, 
organelles, etc. within the tissue sample be instantly lysed and 
destroyed?  Are there other potential problems?  If field collections 
are shipped in 2% SDS should it be washed off before storage?  Any 
speculations on this matter are welcome. I would particularly 
apprectiate being directed to any studies dealing with the subject.  
Thank you.  Julie Feinstein  Jfstein at

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