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Natural history museums are unique spaces for interdisciplinary research and for educational
innovation. Through extensive exhibits and public programming and by hosting rich
The first two decades of the twenty-first century have seen a rapid rise in the mobilization of digital biodiversity data.
Titan Arum (Amorphophallus titanum) is a large charismatic plant, native to Sumatra, that is grown at gardens around the world. Due to its size, it is difficult to maintain multiple plants at each garden.
Access and benefit-sharing (ABS) refers to the way in which genetic resources
may be accessed, and how the benefits that result from their use are shared
between the people or countries using the resources (users) and the people or
The Standards of Excellence in Plant Collections Management developed by the Plant Co
A companion Self-Assessment Tool is now available to help you evaluate your organization’s current level of collections management.
Internationally, gardens hold diverse living collections that can be preserved for genomic research. Workflows have been developed for genomic tissue sampling in other taxa (e.g., vertebrates), but are inadequate for plants.