re DNA from formalin-fixed specimen

monnerot at cgmvax.cgm.cnrs-gif.fr monnerot at cgmvax.cgm.cnrs-gif.fr
Tue May 9 12:34:44 EST 1995


Anne-Marie Vachot, a student in my group, has been working on this problem 
for several months. She is able with a new protocol she has designed 
to extract DNA from formalin-fixed specimen and amplify 
succefully and repeatedely DNA fragments up to 400 bp and sometimes 
to 600 bp. She has shown that sequences of PCR products are identical to 
that from fresh material.She will present her work at the ancient DNA 
meeting (Oxford july 20-22) and publish very soon a review from the literature
 on the effects of formalin, the new 
technique for extraction as well as new conditions for liquid preservation. 
Those interested on this subject, please contact me:
Dr Monique Monnerot
CGM, CNRS
F - 91198 Gif sur Yvette Cedex
Tel 33 1 69 82 43 58
FAX 33 1 69 07 49 73
E-mail Monnerot at cgmvax.cgm.cnrs-gif.fr



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