Biodiversity Biobanks

South Africa

South Africa

A research infrastructure project funded by the
Department of Science & Innovation’s SA Research Infrastructure Roadmap (SARIR)

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Together with partner institutions holding biodiversity biobanks

An Overview

About the Biodiversity Biobanks

About the biodiversity biobanks

The BBSA is  one of the projects under the South African Research Infrastructure Roadmap (SARIR) of the Department of Science & Innovation (DSI).    The main aim of the BBSA is to increase the range and quality of biodiversity samples stored, and to increase and improve access for research and development.

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What are biodiversity biobanks?

Biodiversity biobanks are repositories of biologically relevant resources, including reproductive tissues such as seeds, eggs and sperm, other tissues including blood, DNA extracts, microbial cultures (active and dormant), and environmental samples containing biological communities….

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