Scientists Race Against Time Gathering Wild Crop Samples

‘Raiders Of The Lost Crops’; scientists race against time to save genetic diversity. An international team of researchers has spent six years fanning across the globe, gathering thousands of samples of wild relatives of crops. Their goal: to preserve genetic diversity that could help key crops survive in the face of climate change.

https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2019/12/03/784259743/raiders-of-the-lost-crops-scientists-race-against-time-to-save-genetic-diversity

(Photo courtesy of  LM Salazar Crop Trust)

 

Author: Gail Hodson Shirk

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