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Re: World Tissue Culture Bank

  • Subject: Re: World Tissue Culture Bank
  • From: "Derek Burch" <derek@horticulturist.com>
  • Date: Sat, 28 Jul 2001 19:22:55 -0500 (CDT)

Jill, while it isn't quite what you are suggesting, you might be encouraged
by the Millennium Seed Bank that Kew organised. Go to
http://www.rbgkew.org.uk/conservation/seedcon.html to read about it (but be
patient, the RBG Kew  sites are sometimes VERY slow to load). Perhaps it
could expand into your sort of genome bank eveentually  . . .  Derek
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jill Bell" <godjillab@home.com>
To: "Multiple recipients of list AROID-L" <aroid-l@mobot.org>
Sent: Saturday, July 28, 2001 4:52 PM
Subject: World Tissue Culture Bank

> I know that this idea has probably been thought of, and it is naive on my
> part to think such a thing might work, but is there a way to store the
> of cells of a plant that are needed to make tissue cultures?  Perhaps
> would be a way to have a world-owned (in the United States of course, just
> kidding) bank for these things so that there could be a proverbial Noah's
> Ark for botanical culture.
> What do you all think?
> --
> Jill Bell
> Illustration, Graphic Design, Web Design and Digital Photography
> <http://www.jillbelldesigns.com>

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