The aim of this study, from the Akdeniz University, was to assess the DNA preservation capability of cellulose paper towel and blotting paper as low-cost alternatives to commercial DNA preservation products. The results of this study demonstrated that cellulose-based blotting paper and especially paper towel had considerable DNA binding and preservation capacity for at least 130 days at room temperature without DNA degradation.
This study showed that cellulose-based paper towel can preserve genomic DNA under room temperature conditions without degradation. This cost-effective, practical and reliable technique can be an inexpensive alternative to high-cost DNA preservation products. This simple short-term DNA storage method is expected to save researchers from the cost of cold-chain applications and high-priced DNA preservation products in future field studies.