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The key roles of seed banks in plant biodiversity management in New Zealand.

  title={The key roles of seed banks in plant biodiversity management in New Zealand.},
  author={Warren M. Williams and Craig McGill and Jacqueline S. Rowarth},
The New Zealand flora is a mixture of indigenous and introduced species. The indigenous species have a high intrinsic value while the introduced species include all of the crop and pasture plants upon which the export-led economy depends. New Zealand must maintain both of these important sources of biodiversity in balance. Seed banks are useful tools for biodiversity management. In New Zealand, a seed bank for indigenous species has been a very recent initiative. By contrast, seed banks for… 

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