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Seed-based webinar follow-up #6 Is there a concern with genetic...
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5/4/2017 at 8:40:17 AM GMT
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Seed-based webinar follow-up #6 Is there a concern with genetic...

Seed-based webinar follow-up #6

Is there a concern with genetic bottlenecking when you collect seeds from restored prairies?

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5/4/2017 at 1:41:33 PM GMT
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Yes, but I hope we're mitigating that by also harvesting from remnant prairies. Restored sites might have a broader range of genetics than many remnants, especially if we do a good job of using seed from multiple sites when harvesting for those sites. Even so, the plants that actually establish and survive in those restorations might not fully represent the available range of genes in the landscape, so continuing to harvest from a range of remnant sites is probably important.


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