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Home Publications Tropical Nursery Manual 8. Collecting, Processing, and Storing Seeds

8. Collecting, Processing, and Storing Seeds

The process of depleting a population of the best genetic properties so that future populations are weaker than the original populations is called genetic degradation. Seed collection for plant propagation is an opportunity to reverse trends of genetic degradation and species loss. Nurseries have a key role in conserving the gene pool of native plants. This chapter covers some important principles for genetic diversity and seed source selection; it also includes practical procedures for collecting, processing, and storing seeds.


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Author(s): Tara Luna, Kim M. Wilkinson

Publication: Tropical Nursery Manual

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