A recent study in Nature highlighted the importance of botanical gardens for ex situ conservation, as just one-third of botanical gardens worldwide contain more than 100,000 species in their living collections. The Global Genome Initiative for Gardens was launched in 2015 to preserve and understand the genomic biodiversity of plants on Earth. Since this time, the program has grown into an international partnership comprising twenty botanical gardens. The GGI-Gardens partnership supports sampling activities from ex situ living collections to leverage the diversity of plants within gardens, preserve tissues in biorepositories, and enable research. We welcome new partners to join this coalition dedicated to preserving global plant diversity.
This session is approved for 1 ISA credit hour.