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Date: 8 November 2010

The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) sent a second collection of seeds containing 42,627 samples of rice, including different types of wild relatives, to the Svalbard Global Seed Vault. The collection contains duplicates of the samples conserved at IRRI’s International Rice Genebank in the Philippines. This is the largest amount of samples of one specific crop and its wild relatives stored in the Vault, and it covers the largest number of countries. Read more>>  [1]

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