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Effectiveness of alternative organic solvents in field preservation of whole barnacles for PCR analyses

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posted on 2004-08-01, 00:00 authored by Patricia LeePatricia Lee, C Beynon
There are few reports of non-cryogenic preservation methods for marine invertebrates, so potable alcohol and acetone-based nail varnish remover (NVR) are for the first time evaluated against absolute ethanol as short-term preservatives of whole barnacles. Performance of ethanol and NVR-preserved material was comparable, but potable alcohol was significantly worse. These results are of practical importance for fieldwork in remote areas where laboratory chemicals are unattainable but potable alcohol or NVR are locally available. Of these, acetone-based NVR would be the solvent of preference.

History

Journal

Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom

Volume

84

Issue

4

Pagination

747 - 749

Publisher

Cambridge University Press

Location

Cambridge, England

ISSN

0025-3154

eISSN

1469-7769

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2004, Cambridge University Press