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dc.contributor.advisorWilliams, Stephen L., 1948-
dc.contributor.authorMalone, Margaret E.
dc.contributor.otherBaylor University. Dept. of Museum Studies.en
dc.date.accessioned2010-06-23T12:22:37Z
dc.date.available2010-06-23T12:22:37Z
dc.date.copyright2010-05
dc.date.issued2010-06-23T12:22:37Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2104/7939
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (p. ).en
dc.description.abstractThe specimens maintained in natural history collections worldwide represent a resource that must be protected. However, as traditional collections age and historical research methods are replaced with new research applications, the future use of traditional collections has been challenged. While DNA studies have used traditional collections, successful retrieval is not always guaranteed. As a result, specimens may be damaged through sampling, while research resources are misdirected. Clearly, both collections and researchers would benefit if research results could be guaranteed. By comparing actual specimens with actual DNA results, studies were conducted to determine possible conditions leading to the successful or unsuccessful acquisition of DNA. Of particular interest were conditions surrounding DNA procedures, specimen parts sampled, age of specimens, systematics, and history of preservation treatments. Based on the findings of this study, recommendations for further study are presented for the benefit of specimen collections and the researchers that use them.en
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Margaret E. Malone.en
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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.rightsBaylor University theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. Contact librarywebmaster@baylor.edu for inquiries about permission.en
dc.subjectMuseum specimens.en
dc.subjectDNA research.en
dc.subjectDNA analysis.en
dc.subjectDestructive sampling.en
dc.subjectSpecimen stabilization.en
dc.subjectSpecimen processing.en
dc.subjectSpecimen storage.en
dc.subjectSpecimen maintenance.en
dc.titleIncreasing the use and value of collections : finding DNA.en
dc.typeThesisen
dc.description.degreeM.A.en
dc.rights.accessrightsWorldwide accessen
dc.contributor.departmentMuseum Studies.en


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