Scientists with the National Center for Genetic Resources (CNRG), in the western Mexican state of Jalisco, are working to preserve the germoplasm of thousands of species in an effort to protect the country’s biodiversity from future natural catastrophes.
By collecting and preserving the genetic resources for later use, the institution aims to safeguard an assortment of species from the depletion of their natural ecosystems using a variety of techniques.
Researcher Esmeralda Cruz told EFE that the center – one of the world’s nine most important labs of its kind – is the only one in all Latin America that keeps . . .