An inexpensive, automation-friendly protocol for recovering high-quality DNA


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Although commercial kits are available for automated DNA extraction, ‘artisanal’ protocols are not. In this study, we present a silica-based method that is sensitive, inexpensive and compliant with automation. The effectiveness of this protocol has now been tested on more than 5000 animal specimens with highly positive results.