Collaborating to Conserve Genetic Diversity of Widespread Species Threatened by Emergent Pathogens: Sassafras Germplasm Project

US National Arboretum, American Public Gardens Association’s Plant Collections Network, and National Laboratory for Genetic Resource Preservation (NLGRP) are working together to conserve the genetic diversity of Sassafras albidum, a widespread species in the Eastern US, under threat from Laurel Wilt Disease. This vascular disease introduced a decade ago in Georgia can be lethal to […]

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