About this Research Topic
Researchers in different organism-based disciplines (e.g., biology, archaeology, and paleontology) have made advances, and we hope to call attention to the similarities in approaches. The aim of this Research Topic is to highlight recent advances, demonstrate the importance of museum specimens in research, and further drive advancement in the field of museomics.
We welcome original research, perspectives, and brief communications focusing on using preserved specimens for genetic studies. Studies on all organisms are acceptable. In particular, we hope to highlight studies using older specimens and genomic approaches. We encourage topics including but not limited to:
• Ancient DNA
• Paleontological and archaeological collections
• Population genetics and phylogenetics
• Taxonomic clarification
• Description of new laboratory/analytical methods
• Comparison of different approaches
• Conservation genetics
• Host-pathogen relationships and zoonotic diseases
Keywords: Natural History Museum, Specimen, Ancient DNA, Population Genetics, Phylogenetics, Taxonomy, Conservation, Zoology, Botany, Entomology, Paleontology, Archaeology
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