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Recovering the genomes hidden in museum wet collections

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dc.contributor.author Ruiz-Gartzia, Irune
dc.contributor.author Lizano González, Esther, 1974-
dc.contributor.author Marquès i Bonet, Tomàs, 1975-
dc.contributor.author Kelley, Joanna L.
dc.date.accessioned 2022-06-21T09:17:53Z
dc.date.available 2022-06-21T09:17:53Z
dc.date.issued 2022
dc.identifier.citation Ruiz-Gartzia I, Lizano E, Marques-Bonet T, Kelley JL et al. Recovering the genomes hidden in museum wet collections. Mol Ecol Resour. 2022 Aug;22(6):2127-9. DOI: 10.1111/1755-0998.13631
dc.identifier.issn 1755-098X
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/53552
dc.description.abstract Natural history museums hold vast collections of biomaterials. The collections in museums, often painstakingly sampled, are largely unexplored treasures that may help us better understand biodiversity on the planet. Museum collections can provide a unique window into the past of species long gone or currently declining due to human activity. From a molecular perspective, however, many museum samples are stored under conditions that hasten the damage of DNA, RNA and proteins. For example, samples in wet collections are those stored in liquid preservatives, typically ethanol. These ethanol-preserved tissues are often, although not always, formalin-fixed prior to storage, which may damage DNA. In this and recent issues of Molecular Ecology Resources, Straube et al (2021), O'Connell et al (2021) and Hahn et al (2022) explore different types of specimens from museum wet collections as new sources of DNA for scientific studies. All three articles found that for wet museum collections, overall specimen condition mattered most for recovering high-quality genomic DNA.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Wiley
dc.relation.ispartof Mol Ecol Resour. 2022 Aug;22(6):2127-9
dc.rights © 2022 Irune Ruiz-Gartzia et al. Molecular Ecology Resources published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd. This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs License, which permits use and distribution in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, the use is non-commercial and no modifications or adaptations are made
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.subject.other Genomes
dc.subject.other Museus de ciències naturals
dc.subject.other Materials -- Deterioració
dc.title Recovering the genomes hidden in museum wet collections
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1755-0998.13631
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