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A Seedbank in the Permafrost

... the mid-21st century. There are several methods providing for a long-term preservation of plant genetic resources. Seeds, containing a unique set of genes, are the plant part most appropriate for storage. Therefore, first and foremost, we speak about seedbanks, where the specimens are stored for decades. This method has significant advantages over the other approaches due to its simplicity and low labor input. Creating such a “genetic stock,” especially for the genes significant in breeding, is ...

Modified: 18.12.2012
seedbank , cryopreservation , biodiversity
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