Isa Schön & Koen Martens (RBINS)
Zoltán T. Nagy, Gontran Sonet
Ostracods are small bivalved crustaceans with an excellent fossil record over both long and short time frames. Molecular techniques for living ostracods have been optimized and applied to various non-marine ostracods groups.
Lab work progress:
3 DNA extraction techniques tested (silica membranes, phenol-chloropform and salting out) on a series of differently preserved material (alive, formalin-fixed and ethanol preserved)
Phenol-chloroform extraction yielded the best-quality DNA extracts
1st October 2008