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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.
The keeperâ€™s of the world's most diverse seed bank are worried that the global financial crisis could cut its government and corporate funding and cause the seed gathering to wither at the end of next year, well short of its goal.
While an international seed bank in a Norwegian island has been gathering news about its agricultural collection, a group of US scientists has just published an article outlining a different kind of seed bank, one that proposes the gathering of wild species â€“â€“ at intervals in the future â€“â€“ effectively capturing evolution in action.
Work began in the Arctic on Monday on building a global bank of crop seeds that scientists hope will prevent the extinction of unique species such as those lost in wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
By Jeremy Lovell ARDINGLY (Reuters) - Scientists racing to save the world's plants as global warming and human expansion threaten whole species fear a looming cash crunch may derail the ambitious project.
Scientists racing to save the world's plants as global warming and human expansion threaten whole species fear a looming cash crunch may derail the ambitious project.
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