DNA has been successfully isolated from cultures that have been developed. The samples are based upon the cross-domain bacteria isolation methods referred to previously. The tests have been repeated on numerous occasions with identical positive results. The methods use classical methods of DNA extraction. These methods involve the mechanical or chemical decomposition of the original biological material and the use of salt, ice, detergents, enzymes and ethanol.
A method of extracting DNA samples from living forms has been established. The protocol being followed is that from the Genetic Services Learning Center at the University of Utah1. The methods have been applied successfully to human and fruit samples. Equipment to examine the internal structure of the DNA samples is not available at this time; visual microscopy techniques at relatively high magnification (~10,000x) are available.