RIN-vigorating Frozen Plants: Early Results from CPC’s Seed Longevity Study Exploring Germination and RNA Integrity (RIN)
As Seen on CPC’s Rare Plant Academy: All in the Family: The Case for Collecting by Maternal Lines
Why does CPC recommend drying seeds at 25-35% RH and 25C for long term storage in the freezer?
Dr. Christina Walters and Lisa Hill, National Laboratory for Genetic Resources Preservation, Fort Collins Because research has shown that seeds will last best when stored at a relative humidity(RH) of 15-25% it is important to understand how the initial RH will respond to temperature changes. In this video, Lisa Hill of the National Laboratory for Genetic Resources Preservation […]
Conservation of the Critically Endangered Hawaiian species Phyllostegia electra (Lamiaceae)
Seana Walsh, Dustin Wolkis, and Ken Wood, National Tropical Botanical Garden Phyllostegia electra (Lamiaceae) is endemic to the mesic and wet forests of Kaua’i. It is listed as Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species and is a focal species for achieving conservation objectives outlined in the Hawai’i Strategy for Plant Conservation. […]
Assessing Seed Storage Behavior of the Texas Flora to Inform Seed Bank Design
Kim Taylor, Botanical Research Institute of Texas / Fort Worth Botanic Garden The Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT) is in the process of constructing a seed conservation laboratory and seed bank. While BRIT has been active in conservation for decades and has partnered with regional seed banks to conserve rare species, BRIT has never […]