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Research Project: Efficient and Effective Preservation and Management of Plant and Microbial Genetic Resource Collections

Location: Agricultural Genetic Resources Preservation Research

Title: Splitting samples for safety duplication storage and testing

Author
item MASCHINSKI, JOYCE - Center For Plant Conservation (CPC)
item Walters, Christina
item MEYER, EVAN - Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden
item FITCH, RYAN - San Diego Botanic Garden
item HAVENS, KAYRI - Chicago Botanical Garden
item VITT, PATI - Chicago Botanical Garden
item HORN, CHRISTA - San Diego Zoo
item MCCUE, KIMBERLIE - University Of Missouri
item REMUCAL, DAVID - University Of Minnesota
item WESLEY, ROBERT - Cornell University - New York
item WAY, MICHAEL - Royal Botanical Gardens
item BLAIK, ROWAN - Brooklyn Botanic Garden
item RITCHIE, JAMES - San Diego Zoo
item CHAPMAN, SUZZANNE - Mercer Botanic Gardens

Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 8/13/2019
Publication Date: 8/16/2019
Citation: Maschinski, J., Walters, C.T., Meyer, E., Fitch, R., Havens, K., et al. 2019. Splitting samples for safety duplication storage and testing. In: Falk, D., Holsinger, K., Wieland, G., Olwell, P., Millar, C., Guerrant, E.O., Havens, J.K., Maunder, M., Haskins, K., editors. CPC Best Plant Conservation Practices to Support Species Survival in the Wild. Escondido, CA: Center for Plant Conservation. p. 15-30.

Interpretive Summary: CPC seed collections are valuable for the conservation of rare plants. CPC recommends dividing collections to ensure that the representative samples of seeds will be safely duplicated to mitigate for loss caused by natural or human-caused catastrophes. Divisions into curation packages enable us to protect the long-term storage packages while we gain information about seed characteristics, their cultivation and storage capacity.

Technical Abstract: CPC seed collections are valuable for the conservation of rare plants. CPC recommends dividing collections to ensure that the representative samples of seeds will be safely duplicated to mitigate for loss caused by natural or human-caused catastrophes. Divisions into curation packages enable us to protect the long-term storage packages while we gain information about seed characteristics, their cultivation and storage capacity.