Definitions

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  • n. A place used for storage of seeds as a source for planting in case seed reserves or biodiversity elsewhere are destroyed.

Etymologies

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seed +‎ bank

Examples

  • The story is set in the same universe as my Hugo-nominated novelettes "The Calorie Man" and "Yellow Card Man." and it focuses on the hunt for a seedbank hidden in Bangkok.

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  • The seedbank was already missing its director, the most famous geneticist and agricultural scientist of the day, Nicolai Vavilov.

    Cary Fowler: The Second Siege: Saving Seeds Revisited

  • Moving further forward, a calorie company woman comes to get samples from the seedbank as part of the deal, and Kanya is there to oversee.

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  • What was previously seen as something of a national embarrassment, a monument to British rapacity and taste for plunder, is now regarded with pride, and even devotion, as the Kew Gardens of global culture – a veritable seedbank of civilisations.

    A History of the World in 100 Objects by Neil MacGregor - review

  • The short pieces are also a seedbank for longer stories that I tend not to post yet.

    Strange « First 50 Words – Writing Prompts

  • It requires little imagination to see that the Rockefeller sponsored Longyearbyen seedbank of all the Earth's present seed varieties at the Svalbard Global Seed Vault is therefore intended to repopulate the planet with native varieties after the rest of us have been eradicated from it.

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  • Peat fires typically burn underground as well as above, not only eliminating the seedbank but also destroying the soil: this may take thousands of years to replenish.

    Borneo peat swamp forests

  • But mostly, my daily commitment is to give voice to someone or something that has no voice of its own .. tell its/her/his story .. whether it be an Iraki orphan, a polar bear, a seed that's ripped off and stored in the seedbank at Svelbard .. anything living has a story.

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  • Consequently, fire is an important large-scale process impacting on biodiversity, and many plant species possess characteristics such as seritony, protected vegetative buds, lignotubers, and soil seedbank that enable populations to persist.

    Murray-Darling woodlands and mallee

  • I believe it is one of the most exciting plants that we have in our seedbank.

    28 additional technical notes about tropical agriculture

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