Pollen for Long-term Preservation

Pollen is an essential resource for plant breeding programs. Because of its widespread use, there is a great interest in preserving pollen within genebanks that conserve plant genetic diversity. USDA’s Ashley Shepherd discusses the research and storage efforts underway at the National Laboratory for Genetic Resources Preservation, highlighting pollen from the genus Prunus.

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.