Genetic Resources

Genetic Resources

The Genetic Resources Collection (GRC) at the Burke Museum stores tissues from a wide variety of wild animals for current and future research, and includes one of the largest avian tissue collections in the world.

Each year, the collection loans 1,500 to 2,000 tissue sub-samples to researchers around the world. For more details, see the Services and Policies page. Analysis of these specimens continues to contribute to important research discoveries and publications.

Search the Collections

  • Bird tissues. Search the Burke’s Ornithology database.
  • Mammal tissues. Search the Burke’s Mammalogy database.
  • Reptile and Amphibian tissues. Search the Arctos website. To search Burke specimens only, select “UWBM Herp” from the Collection drop-down menu.
  • Fish tissues. The Burke’s Ichthyology Collection cares for tissue specimens separately. Search the Ichthyology database and/or contact the collections manager (on the Ichthyology People and Contact page) for more information.
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