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Andrei Fursenko familiarized himself with the work of cryo-storage of samples of cultivated plants in Yakutsk

Assistant to the President of the Russian Federation Andrei Fursenko during his visit to Yakutsk visited the Institute of Permafrost. P.I. Melnikov SB RAS. This was reported by the press service of the administration of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia).

Andrey Fursenko got acquainted with the Center for Collective Use (CCU) "Cryo-storage of plant seeds in the thickness of permafrost". During the workshop, which was attended by the Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) Feodosia Gabysheva and the Chairman of the State Committee of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) for Innovation Policy and Science Maxim Trofimov, the possibility of creating a federal (international) Center for Collective Use - storage with stably low temperatures, independent of the man-made environment.

Director of the Permafrost Institute. P.I. Melnikov of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Mikhail Zheleznyak, said that in the city of Yakutsk, on the basis of the Permafrost Institute, a cryogenic storage of samples of cultivated plants from the Vavilov collection of the All-Russian Institute of Plant Industry (VIR), a unique Russian collection of seeds and plants was created. The main part of it is stored in the Kuban in the land cryo-storage.

The repository is located at a depth of ten meters, in the thickness of permafrost, where the natural temperature minus 6-10 degrees Celsius remains. According to scientists of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, such cold contributes to the preservation of seeds and even some whole plants.

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