An Introduction to Plant Clonal Cryopreservation

Cryopreservation is a technology that allows genebanks to preserve plant genetic resources on a long-term basis. USDA’s Jennifer Kendall discusses how cryopreservation is used at the National Laboratory for Genetic Resources Preservation to preserve clonal material–that is tissue that contains the exact same genetic makeup as the source plant–in liquid nitrogen.

This video was made possible thanks to the Institute of Museum and Library Services grant # MG-70-18-0063-18, with support from the Center for Plant Conservation, Colorado State University, and the USDA-Agricultural Research Service.