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Genomic collections available via GGBN

DNA Probe von einer Fledermaus

The Museum für Naturkunde Berlin has now made the first part of its DNA Bank collection available via the Global Genome Biodiversity Network’s Data Portal, making it the 17th collection available on GGBN . Starting with about 50% of the 20,000+ mollusk DNA samples, the bulk of the entire collection of 45,000+ samples (in addition to mollusks mostly frogs, bats, grasshoppers, but also several thousand samples each of crustaceans and brachiopods) will become available by the end of 2016. The MfN DNA Bank is mainly a research collection, holding material collected through MfN research projects over the last 20 years. Geographically the main focus is on West Africa, Southeast Asia, Europe and Cuba.