Blue and Lonesome – The rarity of blue antelopes in museum collections

Genetic research has shown that far fewer specimens of the blue antelope exist in museum collections than previously thought. An international team of scientist led by the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin and the University of Potsdam examined collection material of the extinct blue antelope. The study, published in Scientific Reports, demonstrates the potential of archival DNA to identify contentious specimens in museum collections. The genetic data is available to scientists globally.

Quelle: IDW Informationsdienst Wissenschaft