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gene bank



  1. a collection of seeds, plants, tissue cultures, etc, of potentially useful species, esp species containing genes of significance to the breeding of crops
  2. another name for gene library

Example Sentences Including 'gene bank'

But, ultimately, neither frozen gene bank nor botanic garden is a solution.
Radford, Tim & Leggett, Jeremy The Crisis of Life on Earth - our legacy from the second millenium
Ten research centres around the world will collect and analyse blood samples, creating the largest gene bank in the world.
SA Star (2005)


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