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Historical letters in U-M zoology museum archive highlight links between specimen collection, conservation

When the Museum of Zoology collection moved to the Research Museums Center south of campus, curators uncovered boxes filled with correspondence related to conservation efforts in the 1920s and ’30s.

Tags: Museum of Zoology; Mammals; Cody Thompson

UMMZ rabbit specimens collected in the 1940's and 1950's help researchers understand the evolution of resistance to myxoma virus

In the 1950s the myxoma virus was released into European rabbit populations in Australia and Europe, decimating populations and resulting in the rapid evolution of resistance.

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