Re: DNA stain on bone


You could try a Feulgen reaction on paraffin sections.
You will find the technique in any text.

 --- Miranda Jans  wrote: > Dear
> I work at the Dutch state service for archaeological
> heritage management, where I am currently working on
> archaeological bone histology. This is often very
> fragile material so decalcification is not always
> possible.  
> Is it possible to stain for (fragments of) DNA on
> sections of undecalcified bone? Or is in situ
> hybridisation an option?
> Thanks in advance,
> Miranda Jans
> State service for Archaeological Heritage
> Amersfoort, The Netherlands

Tony Henwood JP BAppSc GradDipSysAnaly CT(ASC)
Laboratory Manager
Histopathology Department
The Childrens Hospital at Westmead
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