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UC Davis Herbarium: The fourth largest dried plant collection in California, worldwide in scope, but emphasizing California’s flora. Teaching and research services include identifications, information, collection use, and specimen archive.

R.M. Bohart Museum of Entomology: The Bohart Museum is a world-class institution, dedicated to teaching, research, and public service. Collection holdings are about 7 million specimens of terrestrial arthropods from around the world with particular emphasis on California. The Museum houses the seventh largest insect collection in North America and is home to the California Insect Survey.

C.M. Rick Tomato Genetics Resource Center (TGRC): The TGRC is a genebank of wild relatives, monogenic mutants and miscellaneous genetic stocks of tomato. Over time, many researchers have contributed germplasm to the TGRC, creating the world’s most comprehensive collection of genetic stocks and wild relatives of tomato.

Herman J. Phaff Culture Collection of Yeasts and Yeast-like Organisms: This is a unique culture collection containing over 6,000 strains collected from the Americas, Asia, Australia, and Europe. The collection is the result of Professor Herman J. Phaff’s lifelong efforts at collection and research with the goal of making the resources available to the widest possible audience.

UC Davis Botanical Conservatory: Founded in 1959, this living collection serves the University and public communities as an educational facility, research resource, and genetic diversity preserve. It houses over 3,000 plant species in more than 150 families, with examples from most of the world’s climatic regions.

UC Davis Arboretum: The Arboretum is a living museum, outdoor classroom, and public garden with over 4,000 kinds of trees and plants. Established in 1936, the Arboretum occupies about 100 acres and is a main source of horticultural information for inland California.

UC Davis Nematode Collection (UCDNC): The UCDNC has one of the largest and most comprehensive collections of plant parasitic, free-living soil, freshwater, and marine nematodes in the world. The collection includes samples from 47 of the United States and 90 countries.

UC Davis Wildlife and Fisheries Museum: Established in 1972, the museum maintains about 17,000 specimens of fish, birds, and mammals, with the single most important collection of birds and mammals of interior California.

Anthropology Museum: The current faunal collection contains approximately 700 specimens representing 225 species of fish, 1 specimen of amphibian, 11 specimens representing 7 species of reptile, 103 specimens representing 52 species of bird, 261 specimens representing 65 species of mammal, and an unknown number of invertebrate mollusks that are currently being catalogued (e.g., abalone, chiton, tegula, limpet, olivella


Center for Biosystematics (UC Davis), 2004
UC Davis Biological Collections