On the cover – Museum Genomics

This gorgeous saltwater croc from CSIRO’s Australian National Wildlife Collection has had a busy few decades.

It was preserved in spirit with formalin in 1973.

In 2018, it became part of my team’s first ever successful whole genome sequencing from formalin-preserved museum specimens.

In 2022, it graced the cover of Molecular Ecology Resources.

Catch our ground-breaking report of WGS from a suite of formalin-preserved vertebrates as well as a perspective on advances in the field in the most recent issue of MER .