DNA preservation: a test of commonly used preservatives for insects

  title={DNA preservation: a test of commonly used preservatives for insects},
  author={C. Moreau and Brian D. Wray and Jesse E. Czekanski-Moir and B. E. Rubin},
  journal={Invertebrate Systematics},
  pages={81 - 86}
  • C. Moreau, Brian D. Wray, +1 author B. E. Rubin
  • Published 2013
  • Biology
  • Invertebrate Systematics
  • Abstract. Understanding the impact of collection and storage preservatives is important for all specimen-based research, ranging from morphological studies to genetic- and genomic-based research. We evaluated the effectiveness of four commonly used preservatives for their ability to preserve insect DNA for several ant species as well as the DNA from host-associated microbes of one ant species. We made replicated collections of ant specimens of different sizes and from three different… CONTINUE READING
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