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gene bank

n
1. (Botany) a collection of seeds, plants, tissue cultures, etc, of potentially useful species, esp species containing genes of significance to the breeding of crops
2. (Genetics) another name for gene library
Translations
banque de gènes
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Tenders are invited for Icar-Nbpgr Global Tender For Upgradation/Modernization Of Existing National Gene Bank Facilities
The BGI Group is also in charge of establishing the first comprehensive national gene bank in the PRC, China National Gene Bank.
For the first time, a breeding programme using artificial insemination will be initiated on sharks at the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo and a gene bank will be used to hold the genes of sand tiger sharks and protect their existence for more than 100 years.
The collaboration is hoping to not only help build a population of sand tiger sharks in Dubai, but also contribute to creating the world's first shark gene bank through the cryopreservation.
Similarly it was also impossible to shift NARC to some other place as the shifting of gene bank and mother block of fruit orchards is impossible Even the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) has been established on 500 hectares of land but none of the political regimes ever thought to shift the body somewhere else and build a housing colony on its land.
Today, the survival of the northern white rhinoceros and dozens of other species could hinge on the collection amassed over nearly 40 years that has become the largest gene bank of its kind: The Frozen Zoo.
Dr Reza Khan discussed the captive breeding programmes that have preserved native species, such as the Arabia Oryx, and stressed the importance of zoos as a gene bank for the continuity of the animal world.
The Philippine national gene bank has had strange bad luck recently.
We have initiated a gene bank at LARI, but we need more investment and more capacity in this gene bank, so it can sustain all the material we are hoping to collect and store.
During the visit he was taken to Food Science and Product Development Institute (FSPDI), Wheat-Cross Laboratory, Bioremediation, Plant Genetic Resources Institute, Gene Bank, Horticulture, Farm Machinery, etc.
This new species is currently included in the living collections of the Corvallis repository, which is a gene bank that preserves invaluable plant genetic resources of temperate fruit, nut and agronomic crops.
Mohannadi said Qatar is distinguished for its diverse flora that consist of nearly 420 plant species which pave the way for the establishment of the nucleus of a gene bank.