Real Life Applications
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Biodiversity And Conservation

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Cryopreservation is an ex situ method of conservation. It is specially used to preserve endangered species. In this method, biological samples such as live cells, tissues, etc. are stored at subzero temperatures. It helps to maintain the viability of biological samples for a longer duration.
Cryopreservation explained
3 mins
Botanical Gardens
Botanical gardens are gardens where plants and plant specimens are collected, cultivated, preserved and exhibited. They are an ex situ method of conservation.
The Living World - Botanical Gardens
2 mins
Seed Banks
It is an ex situ conservation technique. It is a place where the seeds of various plants are preserved. They are kept in low humidity and temperature, at around -20 degrees Celsius. It prevents plants from becoming extinct and preserves their genetic diversity as well.
Seed Bank: Conservation at the UC Botanical Garden
4 mins