What’s the Answer? (museum specimens)

BioStar is a site for asking, answering and discussing bioinformatics questions. We are members of the community and find it very useful. Often questions and answers arise at BioStar that are germane to our readers (end users of genomics resources). Every Thursday we will be highlighting one of those questions and answers here in this thread. You can ask questions in this thread, or you can always join in at BioStar.

This week’s highlighted question might not be the first thing that comes to your mind as a bioinformatics question, but it does make you think about a lot of possibilities for new analyses.

Question: Database for museums’ specimens

Hello, I would like you to suggest me a web database listing specimens conserved in different museums for different species.

NB: I asked myself if this question was pertinent here, I concluded that it is; however, if you disagree, please feel free to close it.

Anima Mundi

As I answered over there, I had just been thinking about this issue because of a neat story about some plant analyses that were done on New York Botanical Garden specimens. But as you can see there were a couple of other links offered as well.

There may be some very interesting projects in these curated historical sample collections. Have a look at the answers.

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