Field blood conservation for DNA extraction

F. Bayart, S. Crovella, D. Montagnon, C. Rabarivola

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During field studies in tropical areas researchers are faced up to the problem of conserving blood at ambient temperatures sometimes for several months. The use of liquid nitrogen is uneasy, expensive and time consuming. Here we present two methods of blood conservation used during two expeditions in Madagascar which gave us very positive results: the blood was conserved in the field at ambient temperature for up to three months for further succesful DNA extraction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)199-201
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of Anthropology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1995


  • blood conservation
  • DNA extraction
  • field methodology
  • primates

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anatomy


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