The Germoplasm Bank of the Barcelona Botanical Garden

On Sunday March 16, discover the nature around us with this activity in the Botanical Garden of Barcelona

The activity, framed within the program of activities in parks, beaches and metropolitan rivers, takes place on Sunday March 16, 11 am to 1 pm, at the Botanical Garden of Barcelona (C/Dr. Font Quer 2, Barcelona). 

Conservation of the endangered flora of a territory is mainly based on preserving its natural habitat, which we know as in-situ or on-site conservation, but it is necessary to reinforce this protection with ex-situ interventions, i.e. outside its natural habitat, whether in collections of living plants or in germplasm banks.

Germplasm banks are collections of genetic material, mainly in the form of seeds, which are kept in special temperature and humidity conditions, and which allow the use of this material to be maintained for long periods of time. The bank is a tool for maintaining species in a state of rest, and they can be made to germinate whenever fresh material is required, whether for new research studies or to obtain plants for reintroduction into their natural habitat.

The Garden has a Germplasm Bank that stores the seeds of the most interesting species from both the viewpoint of scientific importance and that of conservation.

Further information: Museu de Ciències Naturals de Barcelona

 

Publication date: Saturday, 15 February 2014
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