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2006-10-16 11:30:00

Concerned the animals could become extinct, the SVF Foundation is collecting germplasm - sperm, fertilized embryos, blood and tissue - from its cattle to try to preserve the breed. Dutch Belteds are one of 18 endangered breeds of cattle, sheep and goats the foundation hopes to save.


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marcescent
  • Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.
The word 'marcescent' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to wither'.
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