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In Anticipation of Canada’s 150th Anniversary GRIPP Re-distributes 150 In Vitro Grown Hill’s Thistle Back into their Native Environment in Collaboration with Parks Canada

In Anticipation of Canada’s 150th Anniversary GRIPP Re-distributes 150 In Vitro Grown Hill’s Thistle Back into their Native Environment in Collaboration with Parks Canada

A project by the University of Guelph’s Gosling Research Institute for Plant Preservation, also known as GRIPP, may be able to save endangered and threatened plant species by using in vitro technology to grow multiple plants in the lab from just a few source samples.

Praveen Saxena, director of GRIPP and a plant agriculture professor at the University of Guelph, and his team have been working to restore an endangered plant called Hill’s Thistle using in vitro methods.

CBC NEWS: From 2 seeds to 1,000 plants: Guelph lab develops threatened species rescue plan