Ethylene oxide effect on herbarium specimens?

Karen Wilson Karen.Wilson at RBGSYD.NSW.GOV.AU
Fri Jun 24 07:58:16 CDT 2005

Does anyone know what effect ethylene oxide has on herbarium specimens?
This is one option for fumigation that has been suggested to us.

Karen Wilson

Karen L. Wilson
Acting Manager Plant Diversity
National Herbarium of NSW 
Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney
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