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Is there a publication comparing DNA yield and / or PCR-amplifiability after extraction from fruit flesh (like apples, oranges, cherries etc) in comparison to seeds of the same fruits ? I would prefer a reference, but your unpublished experience is also interesting for me.

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A quick guess is that it will be easier to extract DNA (without inhibitors) from fresh material, since the seeds are made to survive. This can cause problems in the preparation. –  Chris Jan 27 at 16:47
Cell walls are a major problem for (sequencing length) DNA extraction. You will normally have more usable yield from the fruit flesh than from hard seeds. Another problem might be essential oil in the fruit flesh, though. –  skymninge Jan 28 at 7:57

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