modern systematics and permanent specimens

Joseph E. Laferriere josephl at CCIT.ARIZONA.EDU
Sat Jul 27 19:25:15 CDT 1996

> From:    James Lyons-Weiler <weiler at ERS.UNR.EDU>

> Collections represent genetic archives, just as the living organisms do.
> To question the value of a collection is to question the value of
> biodiversity itself.  Let's hope the molecular generation has the same
> amount of foresight to permanently preserve the whole genomic DNA
> extractions from all types of samples.  These samples need as much
> curation and archivability as do organismal collections.

I agree. I hope we can do both.

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