TABLE 1

List of DNA/RNA preservation methods used in this study

NameaDescriptionProducerCatalogue no.
1_StandardStock immediately frozen at −80°C
2_NorgenStool nucleic acid preservativeNorgen Biotek63700
3_OMNIOMNIgene.GUTDNA GenotekOMR-200
4_RNAlaterRNAlater RNA stabilization reagentQiagen76106
5_CURNAHomemade RNA preservative
6_HEMAHEMAgene.BUFFY COATDNA GenotekHG-BCD-50
7_ShieldDNA/RNA shield transport mediumZymo ResearchR1100-50
8_PBSPhosphate-buffered salineThermo Fisher10010023
9_CBCary-Blair transport mediumPuritanCB-206
  • a The original stocks (1_Standard) were immediately frozen at −80°C. All samples preserved in different solutions (samples 2 to 9) were incubated at room temperature for 7 days and then frozen at −80°C.