How to store sample organism for future use
Posted 16 September 2010 - 09:18 PM
Posted 17 September 2010 - 11:23 AM
It is one possibility, though I used 70% for insects....anyway best is normally to freeze them directly without any preservative. And be sure that, if you use denatured ethanol, the other ingredients don't interfere with your mosquitoes/DNA...some of these denaturing agents seem to counteract DNA isolation or degrade DNA...
I would like to preserve my mosquitoes for a few months before i extract DNA/RNA from them? Can i keep them in 60% ethanol?
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...except casandra's that did belong to the funniest, most interesting and imaginative (or over-imaginative?) ones, I suppose.