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Microwave and the Herbarium Specimen: Potential Dangers

Steven R. Hill
Taxon
Vol. 32, No. 4 (Nov., 1983), pp. 614-615
DOI: 10.2307/1221732
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1221732
Page Count: 2

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Topics: Herbaria, Specimens, Seeds, Plants, Microwaves, Species, Taxa, Microwave ovens
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Abstract

The use of microwave ovens to treat herbarium specimens as part of the curatorial process, while efficient and convenient, may cause irreparable damage and loss of information for future researchers.

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