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The Bilingual Collections of our University are a space dedicated to the collection of parts of organisms or complete organisms of biological diversity, already having more than 9 thousand specimens. These are constantly updated by undergraduate students and by different investigations carried out by teachers and undergraduate, master's and doctoral students at CES University.

This collection was created in 2014 in our institution and was born thanks to the fact that there were many activities of different faculties that involved a collection, so it was decided to create a space where all the collected specimens could be stored and thus be able to identify the organism that was collected and all its surroundings. Juliana Cardona Duque, coordinator of the Biological Collections and professor at the Faculty of Sciences and Biotechnology, spoke about the project.

In this collection we have from complete specimens of plants, mosquitoes, saliva and perhaps the strangest thing we have is mammalian feces, this being one of the two collections in Latin America where we have this type of sample; so too, seeds found in bat feces”, Commented the teacher Juliana Cardona.

Mainly the collections that are made are the framework of undergraduate classes from different faculties, but some have been made in undergraduate, doctorate and master's degree works.

The organisms that we have in the collection are brought from different parts of the country, mainly from the Andes Mountains, but also from Chocó, Magdalena Valley, Caribbean Coast, Valle del Cauca and even southern Putumayo ”,Juliana Cardona explained.

It should be noted that within the Biological Collection of the CES University, there are already several specimens that are called "Types" and these are those that were used to describe for the first time a new species for science, which have great value at the level world.

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