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Conservation Genetics Laboratory

The Conservation Genetics Laboratory, a new facility at SACON established during 2016-17, is furnished with various equipment to conduct basic molecular analysis on contemporary samples (e.g. tissue, scat, blood, saliva, feathers). The facilities  include a 96-well gradient thermocycler with a Mini Satellite System to attach additional machines, PCR workstation, micro-centrifuge (Compact, strip tube and single PCR tube holders, 14,000 rpm), desktop centrifuge (for 24, 1.5-2.0 ml tubes, 14000 rpm,zx non-refrigerated), two sets of micro-pipettes, electrophoresis unit (Horizontal, middle sized with gel bed dimensions of 14 cm * 10 cm), UPS (minimum 2 hour backup, 115 V or 230 V, 50-60 Hz), Transilluminator for visualising agarose gels, three -20oC deep freezers (one vertical 100L capacity and two horizontal (top-lid) with 345L and 500L capacities) for storage of samples, chemicals and DNA.A five day workshop in Conservation Genetics is scheduled from the 5th to 9th June 2017.

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