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Biological Museum


Biological Museum, which is a division of the Faculty of Biology since 1956, was established early in 1926. This is the first biological museum found in Vietnam and in Indochina. Nowadays, the museum has been preserving thousands of animal and plant specimens collected from different regions of Vietnam. In addition, numerous specimens which are gifted...


Vertebrate Collections

Collections of fishes: In total there are 6,207 specimens of freshwater, brackish and marine fishes. Among them, there are 1,207 specimens of 396 species that have been identified (accounting for 15.33 percent of total species in Vietnam), including 941 research and exhibition specimens of 350 species and 266 specimens of holotype and paratype of 45...


Invertebrate Collections

Most of 21,133 specimens are common insect orders such as Coleoptera, Lepidoptera, Blattoptera, etc and other orders of freshwater and marine invertebrates such as mollusk, echinoderms, corals (Anthozoa). Of them, 19,895 specimens are used in scientific research and 865 exhibition specimens (accounting for 7.9 percent of total specimens). Most of these specimens have not been...


Herbarium collections

The herbarium collections, which were collected across Vietnam, at the Biological Museum include 28,372 specimens with 22,991 specimens of which are identified belonging to 4,287 species, 1,300 genera and 235 families, while 5,381 specimens have not been determined. Most specimens are in good condition.


R&D products

Product: mtDNA Del II kit for determining missing DNA fragments of mitochondria

The mtDNA Del II kit is used to identify missing fragments of mitochondrial DNAs. The kit was invented and produced by: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Trịnh Hồng Thái; Dr. Đỗ Minh Hà; Dr. Nguyễn Thị...


Product: Set of DNA markers

The DNA markers include: SY-500, SY-100 and SY-60. These markers were invented and produced by Laboratory of Biomedical Research, Faculty of Biology, VNU University of Science. This product can be...