Question

The method by which endangered plant species are conserved in a botanical garden or in some controlled circumstances is called

A

Afforestation

B

In-situ conservation

C

Ex-situ conservation

D

Deforestation

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Solution

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Correct option is
C

Ex-situ conservation

  • Ex-situ conservation is the conservation and maintenance of samples of living organisms outside their natural habitat, in the form of whole plants, seed, pollen, vegetative propagules, tissue or cell cultures.
  • In-situ conservation is on-site conservation or the conservation of genetic resources in natural populations of plant or animal species, such as forest genetic resources in natural populations of tree species. 

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