[Taxacom] specimen storage in ethanol: methylethyketon

Donat Agosti agosti at amnh.org
Thu Nov 13 01:30:25 CST 2008

Storage of specimens in ethanol

I would appreciate to know whether the 2% Methylethylketon added to Ethanol
has an effect on the usability of specimen for DNA work?

Methylethylketon is used to make Ethanol not palatable for human.



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