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Cryoconservation Centre of Excellence for Sub-Saharan Africa


Ref: 14056
Type: Main Project
Project Leader: Dr Hugh Pritchard
Lead Institution: RBG Kew - Jodrell
Host Country Institutions: University of KwaZulu Natal - UKZN
Start Date: 2005-07-01
End Date: 2008-03-31
Funding: £168,852.00
Website: http://ukzn.ac.za/plantgermcons/
Status: Completed
Regions: Sub-Saharan Africa
Countries: South Africa
Purpose: The establishment of a Centre of Excellence for cryo-banking for sub-Saharan Africa. The development and embedding of ‘generic technologies’ for ex situ collection, storage and utilisation of plant species producing recalcitrant seeds
Outputs: Outputs Recalcitrant-seeded species in cryo-storage (conserved) and utilisable through propagation and ‘extension’ activities. Staff and students (particularly from Africa) trained in cryo-biology (both on 6 week honours and post-graduate courses). Cryo-preservation technologies refined, through research and made available. Long term ex situ species conservation strategies developed and implemented.

Related Projects: Darwin Initiative Research Exercise on Community Tree Seeds in Botswana, Orchid Seed Stores for Sustainable Use (OSSSU), Protecting Ugandan endemic cycads from biodiversity loss and trafficking

Documents:
Title: 14-056 HR1
Download: Half Year Report [pdf]

Title: 14-056 HY2
Download: Half Year Report [pdf]

Title: 14-056 St2 App edited
Download: Application Form [pdf]

Title: 14-056 AR2 edited
Download: Annual Report [pdf]

Title: 14-056 HY3
Download: Half Year Report [pdf]

Title: 14-056 AR1 edited
Download: Annual Report [pdf]

Title: 14-056 FR - edited
Download: Final Report [pdf]