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amplifiable DNA from museum fish specimens; methods?

Adrian Spidle 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,

Adrian Spidle

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
>                         VPISU
>                         Blacksburg, VA 24061
>                         (540)-231-7444 (V)
>                         (540)-231-9307 (F)
>                         fishgen at vt.edu

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