FAQ: Why are four groups necessary?

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Submitted by Center for Plan... on Tue, 07/02/2019 - 2:52pm

Duplicate long-term storage packages safeguard against anything happening to an accession housed within a single facility. Retrieving seeds from sealed foil envelopes to maintain temperature and humidity levels requires opening packages, removing seeds, and resealing packages within the cold storage room or freezer. It is most expeditious for researchers to have test packages with mixed genetic lines so that they can easily gather the number of seeds they need for germination and viability trials.

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