San Diego Zoo, Frozen Zoo

TitleSan Diego Zoo, Frozen Zoo
Publication TypeWebsite
Year of Publication2013
Keywordscell cultures, centralized repository, frozen tissue collection, genetic resources, herpetology, ichthyology, mammalogy, ornithology
AbstractThe carefully collected and maintained frozen tissues and cell cultures that have been banked in the Frozen Zoo® over the last thirty-seven years comprise a unique resource contributing to the description and classification of vertebrate diversity. Frozen Zoo® now contains frozen cell cultures of 9,000 individual birds, reptiles, amphibians, mammals and fish.