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    Just for the heck of it, I posted about this thread-with a link-to FaunaClassifieds-to see if anyone there know how to collect the DNA and get it processed.

    Well...we have a partial answer!!


    http://www.faunaclassifieds.com/foru...d=1#post901942

    I hope this helps!!!
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    Okay now I'm wondering about the duds I tossed out a few months back. O.O
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    More info!!!

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    "Dr. Warren Booth has done this type of testing, two parties that post on the KS boa forum this year had questionable litters (possible parthenogensis) and sent him sheds to test. I'd contact him...

    http://www.zoominfo.com/people/Booth...313531528.aspx

    KS post, you can find him in this thread:

    http://forums.kingsnake.com/view.php?id=1798862,1798939

    Good luck"

    http://www.faunaclassifieds.com/foru...d.php?t=161208
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    Got a reply from the Dr. himself!!!

    "Hi,
    I rarely visit this forum but was informed that this post was here and that I was mentioned.

    Here is my take on DNA quality and testing in reptiles.

    I have been involved with DNA studies of a number of wild populations (Hog Islands, and the Boas of Cozumel). My involvment was initially developing molecular methods for screening the snakes of these populations for heterozygosity and genetic diversity, hence we could then estimate measures such as inbreeding, relatedness, effective population size, bottlenecks.founder events, etc. At the time I was developing DNA fingerprinting markers (microsatellites) for a number of other species, and given that I maintain a relatively large collection of boas myself (~100), I figured it would be relatively easy to ass these to the workload.

    So, I extracted DNA from shed skins using a number of methods, namely the Puregene and Qiagen extraction kits, and also a modified phenol/chloroform method. All methid yielded extremely high quality DNA (high molecular weight with little to not degradation). I used this to develop a boa constrictor specific set of markers, and then blasted the sequences in Genbank to determine if we had homolgies or contamination. No contamination was detected, and I screened my collection for polymorphism at each locus.

    These markers proved viable for individual identification. Since then I ave used them in my own collection to determine the paternity of litters when multiple males were used. I am also using this class of marker in a parthenogenesis study of squamate reptiles currently, with the first study due to be published in the next few months.

    So, to answer the question. Blood is ideal, if stored correctly. Tissue is also just as good. Failing that, shed skin, will yield sufficietly high quality DNA is stored dry in individual ziplock bags or envelopes. I routinely extract DNA from approximately 2 cm of shed skin.

    If the individual with the potentially parthenogenetic gecko is still requiring testing, I can perform this analysis.

    Warren Booth"


    http://www.faunaclassifieds.com/foru...d.php?t=161208


    How is the little cutie doing anyway???
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    Yes! Updates!
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    An update on this little miracle would be awesome!!

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    Any updates?
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