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Together with the world-renowned Royal Botanic
Gardens, Kew, the University is to offer the world's first degree
programme in 'seed banking', which includes strategies for safeguarding
the earth's most endangered plants.
Wakehurst Place is the Royal
Botanic Gardens' "country garden in West Sussex" and home of the
Millennium Seed Bank. The largest seed bank in the world, it is part of
an international collaborative plant-conservation initiative that aims
to safeguard 24,000 plant species against extinction. The Millennium
Seed Bank has already secured the future of virtually all the UK's
native flowering plants.
The new one-year MSc in Plant
Conservation (Seed Banking) will involve teaching by biologists from
both the University of Sussex and the Seed Conservation Department at
In addition to the masters degree, a six-month
Postgraduate Diploma is also on offer. Both programmes are targeted at
students of ecology, plant physiology or biochemistry.
University has already received applications from graduates in several
parts of Africa, as well as Australia, Bangladesh, China, Eastern
Europe and North America.
Dr Peter Scott, from the University's
biology department, says: "We are offering postgraduate training in
restoration ecology, seed physiology, plant genetics, molecular biology
and plant tissue culture.
"These come together to form a
comprehensive study of strategies for conserving both plant habitat and
genetic resources and analysing plant diversity."Source : University of Sussex.
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