Collection of Frozen Beetles Passes 20,000 Vials

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The University of Florida’s Forest Entomology Lab hosts the world’s largest cryo-collection of bark and ambrosia beetles. Stored at –80 degrees Celsius, the samples are critical for study of the beetles’ DNA and fungal symbionts, as well as for identification of beetle outbreaks in forests.

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