ex situ conservation in seed banks

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  • ex situ Conservation in Seed Banks
    • A seed bank is a collection of seed samples
      • e.g. Kew Millennium Seed Bank Project, Sussex
    • They contain seeds that can remain viable for decades
    • May be used to provide seeds for food crops, building materials for rural communities and disease-resistant agriculture
    • Aim: conserve rare, useful and threatened plant species


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