martin zevenbergen (Martin.Zevenbergen@ALGEM.PT.WAU.NL)
Sun, 05 Mar 1995 14:47:27 +0100 (CET)

>> Hello
>> Can anyone help? I need information on extracting DNA from Droseras and
>> Pinguiculas for my 3rd year Botany project, I would be grateful for and
>> information.
>> David L Roberts
>> University of Wales, Aberystwyth.
>.... and to David: I've got a paper kicking around at home that gives
>the protocol for Pinguicula. It's basically a soak in several reagants,
>a stain, a squeeze between microscope slides, and a look with a 1000x
>optical microscope. I'll try to dig it up and bring it in.
>Also note that many species have chromosome information in the CP database
>(courtesy Jan Schlauer). You might want to focus on species that have not
>yet had their chromosome counts already determined.
>I'm assuming that "extracting DNA" means counting chromosomes? - are
>you after a test-tube of DNA jelly?
>Rick Walker

I think Dave doesn't want a chromosome counting protocol, but exactly
extracting DNA, I think for DNA-research, possibly involving PCR.
I am posting the method to him personally, if anyone else is interested, mail
to me personally, because I think this is too far off-topic for the whole
BTW, if somebody is interested in a protocol for making chromosome
preparations, I can also supply two different methods to everyone who is