Molecular collections

These collections contain material for investigating plants at the molecular level.

Sample of plant material preserved with silica gel - the orange crystals

Sample of plant material preserved with silica gel - the orange crystals

Material consists of two types:

  • Small samples of fresh material stored in sealed bags with silica gel crystals.
  • DNA samples extracted from the silica gel-preserved samples. These are stored at -80oC in aliquots - fractions held in small test tubes.

These materials are cross-referenced to other relevant specimens - such as whole plant specimens in the main collections.