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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Vegetatively-Propagated Plant Protocols
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    Encapsulated Ribes meristems. Packaging budwood.

Cryopreservation of vegetatively-propagated materials not only preserves gene pools of vegetatively-propagated crop plants and their wild relatives, but also serves as a back-up in the event this material is destroyed in the field due to disease, frost, flood, or removed due to maintenance costs.


Last Modified: 3/12/2013