Establishing a global network of orchid seed banks

Although it would appear that very few orchid species have, as yet, become extinct in the wild, such are the threats to many orchid populations, this situa- tion appears unlikely to continue (Koopowitz, 2001). Just as significant as the loss of individual species is the erosion of genetic diversity...

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Main Author: Seaton, Phillip
Format: Artículo
Language: Español
Published: Universidad de Costa Rica 2015
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Online Access: http://revistas.ucr.ac.cr/index.php/lankesteriana/article/view/19567
http://hdl.handle.net/10669/21243
Summary: Although it would appear that very few orchid species have, as yet, become extinct in the wild, such are the threats to many orchid populations, this situa- tion appears unlikely to continue (Koopowitz, 2001). Just as significant as the loss of individual species is the erosion of genetic diversity within those species. As numbers decline the size of the gene pool reduces, and the rarer alleles begin to disappear.