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The role of museum of biological collections in environmental research: a short note

MOJ Ecology & Environmental Sciences
Chee Kong Yap, Rusea Go, Japar Sidik Bujang, Wan Mohd Syazwan, Noor Azrizal-Wahid, Mohammad Noor Amal Azmai, Geetha Annavi, Rosimah Nulit, Mohd Hafiz Ibrahim, Hishamuddin Omar, Muskhazli Mustafa, Nor Azwady Abd Aziz

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This paper summarizes the use of museum of biological collection (MBC) in comparison of chemical contaminants between the past and the present specimens. It is inferred that MBC provides a unique and crucial insight into the spatio-temporal trend of environmental contamination by establishing a historical reference point.


environmental contaminants, herbarium specimens, museum collections, spatio-temporal trends