New Research: Metacollections

//New Research: Metacollections

New Research: Metacollections

Toward the Metacollection: Announcing IMLS-funded Research Findings Related to Plant Collection Diversity

Patrick Griffith from Montgomery Botanical Center spearheaded a multi-institution initiative funded through the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to make recommendations about how botanical gardens can work together to conserve plant genetic diversity in plant metacollections. Defined as a collection of a plant species held across multiple botanical institutions, metacollections are vital to conservation because space and logistical considerations may prevent enough individuals of the same species from being held in garden collections at a single institution to properly represent plant genetic diversity.

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