amplifiable DNA from museum fish specimens; methods?
spidle at fish.washington.edu
Wed Jul 17 15:55:17 EST 1996
You could contact Andy Shedlock at shedlock at fish.washington.edu, he has
developed a protocol to retrieve DNA from preserved angler fish.
hope that helps,
On 17 Jul 1996, Bruce J. Turner wrote:
> Does anyone out there have, or know of, a reliable published protocol for
> obtaining amplifiable DNA from fish specimens in museum collections---these
> are routinely fixed in "formalin" and subsequently stored in ethanol or
> isopropanol. I need such a protocol to help confirm the genetic identity
> of a fish population previously thought to be extinct, but which has
> reappeared at its only known locality (there is a serious possibility here
> of introductions by humans from nearby, non-endangered populations). I
> haven't found anything, but surely some one has tackled this by now? Any
> help would be appreciated, and sorry for any duplicate mailings...
> Bruce J. Turner
> Assoc. Professor of Biology
> Blacksburg, VA 24061
> (540)-231-7444 (V)
> (540)-231-9307 (F)
> fishgen at vt.edu
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