|National Museum of Natural History Biorepository
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|-150C, -190C, -20C, -30C, -80C, 4C, centralized repository, cryogenic collection, DNA bank, frozen tissue collection, genetic resources, liquid nitrogen, nucleic acid extracts, online database
|The National Museum of Natural History Biorepository began operations in 2011 and is believed to be the largest museum-based natural history biorepository in existence. Its current capacity exceeds 4.2 million standard 2 ml cryovials stored in both liquid nitrogen and mechanical freezers at a variety of temperature conditions. The Biorepository primarily holds NMNH non-human animal, bacterial and plant genetic resources (DNAs, tissues and phenotype vouchers of genomic research and collections); in the future, environmental samples are expected.