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Additionally, we implemented a long-term (50+ year) viability-monitoring program for potato.
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Each year we are cryopreserving 240 shoot tips of 10 accessions.. The shoot tips (30) are removed from LN for initial viability testing and then also repeated after 2, 4, 8, 16 and 32 years with 60 samples per accession still in the bank for future genebank managers to decide on the last two intervals (64 and 128 years ?). This experiment will allow a first look into what happens to viability of germplasm over long term storage.

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Additionally, we implemented a long-term (50+ year) viability-monitoring program for potato.
Click here for information on viability monitoring:
Each year we are cryopreserving 240 shoot tips of 10 accessions.. The shoot tips (30) are removed from LN for initial viability testing and then also repeated after 2, 4, 8, 16 and 32 years with 60 samples per accession still in the bank for future genebank managers to decide on the last two intervals (64 and 128 years ?). This experiment will allow a first look into what happens to viability of germplasm over long term storage.