Svalbard la bóveda mundal de semillas: Ha comenzado su operaciónContributed by: AdminStaff1 · Views: 966
Contributed by: AdminStaff1 · February 29, 2008 @ 09:12 AM MST · Views: 966
Svalbard Global Seed Vault: Has begun its operationSvalbard Global Seed Vault: Within hours of the conclusion of the official opening ceremony of the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, the Vault was already in business. Some 268,000 seed samples containing more than 100 million individual seeds that represent the agriculture of 220 countries have already been catalogued, coded and moved into the Vault.. These seeds were sent to Svalbard from 20 different research institutes and national gene collections.
Although the normal temperature inside the permafrost mountain is between minus 1 - 2 degrees, the optimum goal for the storage of the seeds is minus 19. Huge coolers have been running in the vault since November.
Credits & Courtesy: Norwegian Ministry of Agriculture & Food