The Propagation Science team conduct research critical to the sucess of off-site conservation and translocation of endangered plant species including, in vitro technology (tissue culture, micropropagation, somatic embryogenesis), cryostorage and mass production of plants for restoration/translocation projects.
Recent research highlights include:
- Improved in vitro propagation of new rare and threatened plant species;
- Using advanced tissue culture techniques to produce artifical seeds for restoration programs;
- Understanding and reducing abiotic stress in native plants for improved restoration;
- Improving the transfer of in vitro propagated plants to soil for restoration programs;
- Research on cryogenic methods for long-term storage of seeds and tissues of endangered plants.
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