Faculty Sponsor

Mark Jordan

Document Type

Presentation

Department/Program

Biology

Sponsor University Affiliation

Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne

IPFW Sigma Xi (Scientific Research Honor Society) Student Research Competition

Yes

Abstract

Whether used for understanding species decline or reconstructing evolutionary relationships, collections of species held in natural history museums represent a largely untapped repository of genetic information. Unfortunately, many specimens from groups such as reptiles are initially preserved in formalin prior to their long term storage in ethanol.

Presentation Date

4-9-2011

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Biology Commons

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