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Considerations in the Propagation of Rare Plants

The reintroduction of rare plants can be seen as a very special type of restoration activity. However, reintroductions have a special difference. The goal of a restoration is generally to restore the function of an ecological community. The function of a reintroduction is to maintain the genetic potential of a species. This means that, at every step of the process, special care must be taken to protect the genetic diversity found within natural populations. Given all the steps necessary, this can be an exceedingly difficult task.

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Author(s): Sarah Reichard

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