NSF Biosytematics and Biodiversity Center

Established by a grant from the National Science Foundation, with matching funds from the university and the Texas Agricultural Experiment Station, the center provides cutting edge technical capabilities for research in systematic biology and fosters increased scholarly interaction among faculty and students. Although the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences operates the center, principal investigators include faculty members from the Biology and Entomology departments. Occupying almost 1,500 square feet in the old Herman Heep Building, the center houses three flow cytometers, including a Coulter Elite flow cytometer and cell sorter; a digital imaging system for computer enhanced karyotyping; and an image analysis system for morphometry of structures ranging from subcellular to exomorphological.

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