[Taxacom] Problems with Express Courier International?
releech at telusplanet.net
Thu Jun 24 14:34:46 CDT 2010
Good point, Nicholas.
Thanks for the warning.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Nicholas Herold" <ncherold at ucdavis.edu>
To: <taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu>
Sent: Thursday, June 24, 2010 11:05 AM
Subject: [Taxacom] Problems with Express Courier International?
>I have recently received insect specimens sent from Australia to the United
> States via Express Courier International for DNA work, but no DNA was
> retrievable, despite the seemingly good condition of the specimens. The
> package was security screened, and circumstantial evidence leaves me to
> suspect that the samples were irradiated on their way through customs,
> would of course wreak havoc on the DNA. Has anyone else had similar
> experiences, or can confirm the use of radiation to screen international
> Thank you
> Nicholas Herold
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