Extraction of Highly Degraded DNA from Ancient Bones and Teeth
We provide a DNA extraction protocol optimized for the recovery of highly fragmented molecules preserved within bones and teeth. In this method, the hard tissue matrix is degraded using an EDTA/Proteinase K lysis buffer, and the DNA is purified using spin columns with silica membranes. This method efficiently recovers molecules as short as 35 base-pairs long.
Key wordsAncient DNA DNA extraction Degraded DNA Silica purification Paleogenomics