Sponsor University Affiliation
Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne
IPFW Sigma Xi (Scientific Research Honor Society) Student Research Competition
Whether used for understanding species decline or reconstructing evolutionary relationships, collections of species held in natural history museums represent a largely untapped repository of genetic information. Unfortunately, many specimens from groups such as reptiles are initially preserved in formalin prior to their long term storage in ethanol.
Tanvi Chhatiawala (2011).
Discovery of methods for effective DNA extraction and amplification from fluid-preserved reptiles.