[Coral-List] Long-term DNA storage

Ray Berkelmans r.berkelmans at aims.gov.au
Thu Jul 2 23:53:48 EDT 2009

Dear colleagues


I'd love to hear thoughts and experience on the best way to store
coral/zoox tissue samples and DNA for the long-term (50+ yrs). We
currently store our tissue samples in 100% ethanol, but find it much
harder to extract DNA as time goes by (only a few yrs).  While there are
ways of improving extraction, it would appear that ethanol-storage of
coral samples may not be ideal. Are there better storage media? What
about for extracted DNA? 



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