Phytogenetic Resources

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The main activity of the section focuses on the collection and preservation of orthodox seeds in order to make germination ecology studies and the supply of seeds and plant for the creation and maintenance of the collections of the Castilla-La Mancha Botanical Garden

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The main activity of the section focuses on the collection and preservation of orthodox seeds (which survive to drying up to 5% moisture and freezing at low temperature: -10ºC). Also, with the collected seeds have been done germination ecology studies, reaching a high specialization in species that have seeds with underdeveloped embryos at the time of the dispersion and some level of morpho-physiological dormancy. Although conservation priorities seeds were initially species of vascular flora endangered, subsequently conservation target groups have been expanded  : species belonging to the Spanish Strategy for Conservation and Sustainable Use of Forest Genetic Resources, endemic species Iberian and Ibero-North African , native and indigenous species with aromatic, ornamental or  medicinal interest, and native wild species with interest for genetic improvement of crops.

Another important activity in this section involves the supply of seeds and plant for the creation and maintenance of the collections of the Castilla-La Mancha Botanical Garden, where the Botanical institute is placed.

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