CONSERVATION: Gene Bank

Conservation Orchid Doctor

by Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler)

Originally published in The Orchid Doctor in 1980 and 1988

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A proposal to establish a cryogenic seed bank; refer to A86-247; effects on seeds; beneficial results. OA88-24
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CONSERVATION: Along Road Verges in England Shoulders and slopes along many roads have become refuges for many terrestrial orchids and cutting back or mowing has increased the numbers of many of them. OR81-245 0
CONSERVATION: Code of Ethical Practice for Traders To reduce the exploitation of wild-collected species: trade in nursery-raised plants and indicate such origin; encourage nurseries to propagate with seed; nurseries should resist the temptation to import jungle-collected plants; tour organizers should tell their eager customers not to collect plants in the wild; network of seed-banks should be established and coordinated by Kew; can the concern of the few who care make a difference? A84-183; 737 0
CONSERVATION: Listing of Private Collections A proposed computer program to preserve as broad a genetic base as possible; in Britain. OR87-137 0
CONSERVATION: Native Species For full state regulations regarding their conservation and protection, if any; refer to A87-14 7 0
CONSERVATION: Opinions and Facts At the international level, refer to A86-242; OR86-56;123; effective long-term prospects discussed at length; approaches that might be taken to conserve orchids; artificial selection, etc.; refer to OA87-212 0
CONSERVATION: Species A technological solution,- a cryogenic seed bank proposal for the preservation of live seed which seems to perform as well as normal seed; frozen storage in a seed bank can keep them indefinitely. OA84-43 0
CONSERVATION: Survival and Maintenance For world data on the almost insurmountable problems, refer to A87-822 0

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