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Definition of ex situ

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Definition as written by Terry:

Literally "out of place" and the opposite of in situ ("in place".) The term sometimes refers to excavated soil or pumped out groundwater, both of which have been moved from their original place.

Ex situ conservation is the practice of protecting rare plants outside of their native habitat, typically through the collection and storage of germplasm in a seedbank (or genebank)


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