Our Current Projects
...current projects conducted at the Herbarium
Dr. Cynthia M. Galloway
Curator of the Texas A&M University-Kingsville Bryological Herbarium
The Texas A&M - Kingsville Bryological Herbarium is currently being established by Dr. Cynthia M. Galloway. The collection focuses on the mosses and liverworts of south Texas but also includes collections from other locations in Texas as well as California, Oregon, Washington, Michigan and Georgia. At present the collection is unaccessioned but it is anticipated that approximately 1000+ specimens will be the core of the bryophyte collection. The Bryological Herbarium at TAMUK represents the only working bryological herbarium in south Texas and one of the few in the state.
Dr. Galloway's interests in bryophytes are both taxonomic and physiological. Projects underway range from inventorying the bryophytes of Texas, county by county, to determine patterns of distribution and abundance, and determining the physiological and biochemical viability of desiccated and rehydrated bryophytes. Attempts have been made to isolate genes associated with desiccation tolerance in bryophytes and a cDNA library constructed from desiccated Polytrichum juniperinum.
Dr. Weimin Xi
Curator of the Texas A&M University-Kingsville Vascular Plants Herbarium
The Texas A&M - Kingsville Vascular Plants Herbarium is currently being digitized under the direction of Drs. Weimin Xi and Cynthia M. Galloway. The collection focuses on vascular plant specimen of south Texas.
At present the collection is unaccessioned but it will become searchablevia internet when the project is completed. It is anticipated that approximately the 7000+ specimens will be the core of the vascular plant collection. TheVascular PlantHerbarium at TAMUK represents the large working herbarium in south Texas and one of the few in the state.
This page was last updated on: October 24, 2014