Fort Collins seed vault preserves world collection of plants

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Fort Collins seed vault preserves world collection of plants

Animal geneticist Harvey Blackburn uses a vacuum to pull out the vapor covering the animal genetic samples kept in liquid nitrogen in a cryogenic vault at the National Lab for Genetic Resources Preservation.

Fort Collins seed vault preserves world collection of plants

Animal geneticist Harvey Blackburn uses a vacuum to pull out the vapor covering the animal genetic samples kept in liquid nitrogen in a cryogenic vault at the National Lab for Genetic Resources Preservation.

Fort Collins seed vault preserves world collection of plants

Plant physiologist Gayle Volk demonstrates the use of the seed vault by grabbing a bag of seeds from the movable storage racks at the National Lab for Genetic Resources Preservation on Colorado State University’s campus in Fort Collins.

Fort Collins seed vault preserves world collection of plants

Seed technician Alison Latona sets newly acquired soap tree seeds for a germination test at the National Lab for Genetic Resources Preservation on Colorado State University’s campus in Fort Collins.
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