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Biology and Fertility of Soils

, Volume 9, Issue 2, pp 93–94 | Cite as

Voucher specimens: A way to protect the value of your research

  • N. A. Martin
Article

Summary

Voucher specimens ensure that the identity of organisms studied in the field or in laboratory experiments can be verified, and ensure that new species concepts can be applied to past research. Guidelines on the collection, preparation, and deposition of voucher specimens and means of referral to them are given. Type specimens and the nomenclature of species names are briefly described.

Key words

Voucher specimens Biology Ecology Taxonomy Soil animals Soil biologist 

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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • N. A. Martin
    • 1
  1. 1.Entomology DivisionDSIRAucklandNew Zealand

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