University of Alaska Museum of the North

TitleUniversity of Alaska Museum of the North
Publication TypeWebsite
Year of Publication2013
Keywords-170C, -70C, cryogenic collection, entomology, frozen tissue collection, genetic resources, ichthyology, mammalogy, ornithology, ultra-cold collection
AbstractAs one of the largest collections of its kind in the world, the University of Alaska Museum of the North's Genomic Resources facility contains over 160,000 tissue samples from voucher specimens archived in the Mammalogy, Ornithology, Ichthyology and Entomology collections. The storage facility consists of six ultra-cold freezers maintained at -70° C (-94° F) and three liquid nitrogen-cooled cryovats that maintain vapor-phase nitrogen at -170° C (-274° F). Information about individual specimens available online via the Arctos database.