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Gene banks essential in fight against climate change

August 11th, 2009

M. S. Swaminathan, SciDev.Net, 6 August 2009

Gene banks are critical to preserving the biodiversity needed to develop crops that can cope with climate change. Global food systems largely depend on just a few crops such as rice and wheat. But genetic homogeneity leaves them vulnerable to environmental stresses associated with climate change…

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