Preserving Biodiversity for Long-term Research: The Genetic Resources Repository of the Florida Museum of Natural History

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TitlePreserving Biodiversity for Long-term Research: The Genetic Resources Repository of the Florida Museum of Natural History
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsEndara, Lorena, Soto-Centeno Angelo, Lott Terry A., and Soltis Pamela S.
JournalDNA Banking for the 21st Century
Start Page49
Date Published2014
Keywordscryopreservation, DNA, EF-1115210, liquid nitrogen, Natural history collections, tissues
AbstractThe Genetic Resources Repository (GRR) of the Florida Museum of Natural History (FLMNH) is a centralized facility that preserves DNA and other genetic resources of a wide array of organisms, mostly specimens derived from research projects of the divisions of the FLMNH. In a period of six years the collection had rapid growth and now encompasses 42,833 specimens with potential value for molecular studies that should prove instrumental to a broad array of research programs worldwide. The establishment and different facets of organization and administration of the GRR are here described, with the goal 0f contributing guidelines for the establishment of other genetic resources collections.
URLhttps://www.idigbio.org/sites/default/files/sites/default/files/Endara%20et%20al%20DNA%20Banking%202014.pdf