Saving seeds the right way can save the world’s plants

30 julio 2014

Exotic pests, shrinking ranges and a changing climate threaten some of the world’s most rare and ecologically important plants, and so conservationists establish seed collections to save the seeds in banks or botanical gardens in hopes of preserving some genetic diversity. For decades, these seed collections have been guided by simple models that offer a one-size-fits-all approach for how many seeds to gather. A new study, however, has found that more careful tailoring of seed collections to specific species and situations is critical to preserving plant diversity.
http://feeds.sciencedaily.com/~r/sciencedaily/~3/TNGT9rvGLGs/140730120246.htm

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