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Zoology Institute Shakes Off the Dust

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Science  08 Jun 2001:
Vol. 292, Issue 5523, pp. 1829
DOI: 10.1126/science.292.5523.1829

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BONN-- The century-old Museum Alexander Koenig, which began as the vision of the Bonn University ornithology professor for whom it is named--a researcher who amassed Europe's largest collection of species of stuffed birds--is now being transformed into a modern research center. These days, DNA sequencers are more important than formaldehyde, and global biodiversity research is pushing aside old-fashioned expeditions to bag trophies.