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					Palm and Orchid Seed Conservation
   at the Millennium Seedbank
What was the placement like?

   Lived in local village
       Shared house
       Rented accommodation


   ~ 2 miles from work

   Infrequent public
    transport
The Organisation – Research
Section
   Students spread over
    two sections

   My placement – Palm
    and Orchid Seed
    Conservation
Storage Traits of Palm Seeds

   Aimed to produce and
    analyse storage status
    information for the
    palm family

   Compared ‘recalcitrant’
    and ‘orthodox’ seeds.

   Investigated using ‘100
    seed test’ methodology
Results

   Only initial moisture




                                Initial Moisture Content (%)
    content proved                                             50


    significant

   But individual species
    results will prove useful                                  0
                                                                    Recalcitrant   Orthodox

				
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