Quantcast

Latest Gene banks Stories

2012-03-28 00:01:46

Big sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata) is a key foundational species in an ecosystem that is threatened by invasion of cheatgrass and the subsequent increase in fire frequency.

6996f3e3f617b6e67f3975a02c840a241
2011-02-25 12:54:35

Third birthday of arctic repository brings surge in seed deposits, but also reminders from Egypt, Australia and Russia of natural and man-made risks to global agriculture.

91d90f52c476c6e9f373104c366958a01
2010-12-20 07:40:00

As the UN's International Year of Biodiversity draws to a close, scientists at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew are celebrating the diversity of the planet's plant and fungal life by highlighting some of the weird, wonderful and stunning discoveries they've made this year from the rainforests of Cameroon to the UK's North Pennines.

2010-08-09 13:38:44

As the fate of Europe's largest collection of fruit and berries hangs in the balance of a Russian court decision, the Global Crop Diversity Trust issued an urgent appeal for the Russian government to embrace its heroic tradition as protector of the world's crop diversity and halt the planned destruction of an incredibly valuable crop collection near St. Petersburg.

0c2a36678bdd05f61e1dc3a950a483af
2010-07-12 07:57:53

US seed collection delivers valuable varieties of chili peppers and hundreds of sorghum varieties, an essential 'climate ready' crop.

e181729b9568b9eeb9b99123f8c84b261
2010-03-12 06:50:00

The foundation that oversees the Svalbard Global Seed Vault said Thursday that the unique Arctic "doomsday" stockpile of all the world's crop seeds has reached the half-million species mark.

2010-02-01 17:48:04

Scientists from Kew's Millennium Seed Bank in the United Kingdom and the University of Graz, Austria, have developed a rapid, new method to diagnose seed quality non-invasively and in real time.

f84f42574dea09cf0476ed0653181a591
2009-10-15 12:35:00

The Kew’s Millennium Seed Bank has successfully collected 10 percent of the world’s plants with 1.7 billion seeds being stored to date.

d6f638beab826b82bd99f62fe2462f831
2009-02-26 14:25:20

The "doomsday seed vault" in the Arctic Circle is celebrating its first anniversary with the arrival of nearly 90,000 food crop seed samples, BBC News reported.

c1f1e1b576a07de3e20de2830e7a8e491
2009-02-25 17:50:00

Many experts say the world is running out of time to develop new seed varieties to confront climate change and head off food shortages that could affect billions of people.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.