Genetic diversity on Sale - what diversity can you get in nursery purchased plant

Year: 2015
Project Description:

The use of a genetically diverse native plants material in restoration and urban gardens is coming increasingly important. However, producing genetically-diverse native plant material can be incredibly challenging. Each step of production, from collecting the raw material to sowing the seed into a restoration site, has the potential to decrease the genetic diversity of the produced material. We will be comparing a number of nursery purchased seed to wild collected samples to see how successful these restorations have replicated natural situations. 

Harris Family Genetic Lab
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