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Genetic homogenisation of two major orchid viruses through global trade‐based dispersal of their hosts

Orchid viruses are capable of causing flower deformities and death, which can severely
impact the horticultural industry and wild orchid conservation. Here we show

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8/12/19
Training in Plant Genetic Resources Management: A Way Forward

The USDA-ARS National Plant Germplasm System (NPGS) is a coordinated network of 19 genebank locations throughout the United States that perform research to acquire, maintain,

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3/26/19
Adapting to the Recurring Threat of Wildfire: Botanic Garden Case Studies and Lessons Learned

The below case studies were collected and shared in a September 2018 Newsletter from the Center for Plant Conservation. 

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11/26/18
Taxonomy based on science is necessary for global conservation

Taxonomy is a scientific discipline that has provided the universal naming and classification system of biodiversity for centuries and continues effectively to accommodate new knowledge.

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9/17/18
Integrating invasive species policies across ornamental horticulture supply chains to prevent plant invasions

Ornamental horticulture is the primary pathway for invasive alien plant introductions.

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9/17/18
Priority Actions to Improve Provenance Decision-Making

Selecting the geographic origin—the provenance—of seed is a key decision in restoration. The last decade has seen a vigorous debate on whether to use local or nonlocal seed.

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7/16/18
For Endangered Florida Tree, How Far to Go to Save a Species?

The Florida torreya is North America’s most endangered conifer, with less than one percent of its population remaining.

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3/27/18
Center for Plant Conservation's Best Practice Guidelines for the reintroduction of rare plants

Recent estimates indicate that one-fifth of botanical species worldwide are considered at risk of becoming extinct in the wild.

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3/12/18
Adapting the botanical landscape of Melbourne Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria) in response to climate change

Botanic gardens around the world maintain collections of living plants for science, conservation, education, beauty and more.

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2/9/18
Public Garden Article: Architectural Ethics: Considerations For Environmentally Conscious Design

Architectural design is a decision-making process in which we both create our own surroundings and respond to the environment around us. The places we create reveal much about our understanding of, and connection with, our environment.

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11/5/15

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