[Coral-List] Separation Zooxanthellae-Coral

Carla carlazilber at yahoo.com.br
Wed Jun 3 10:26:12 EDT 2009

Dear all, 


I need to separate the zooxanthellae from the coral tissue in order to
extract DNA only from the animal. Does anyone know the best way to do that?
I also would like to know what would be the best way to fix the coral before
the separation, since I´ve heard that ethanol might disrupt the
zooxanthellae cell wall


Thanks in advance!




Carla Zilberberg, Ph.D.

Departamento de Zoologia

Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro

Ilha do Fundão, Rio de Janeiro, RJ 

cep: 21941-590, Brasil

Tel: 21- 2562-6389/ 21-2562-6361



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