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In Vladivostok, a scientific conference "Actual problems of preserving the plant genetic fund of East Asia in the territory of Russia"

On October 7, the scientific conference "Actual problems of preserving the plant gene pool of East Asia in Russia" was opened in Vladivostok. This event is timed to coincide with the 65th anniversary of the Botanical Garden-Institute of the Far Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, largest in the Russian Far East.

The conference gathered in Vladivostok more than 100 participants from Vladivostok, Novosibirsk, Sochi, Yakutsk, Kemerovo and other cities and regions of Russia, as well as from France, Kazakhstan, the USA. Within the framework of the conference, an open meeting of the Council of Botanical Gardens of Siberia and the Far East of the Russian Federation will be held. Scientists plan to discuss the maintenance of collections of plant genetic resources in botanical gardens, the establishment of the Far Eastern Regional Center for Plant Research, and the creation of an international coordinating group on rare plants.

According to the director of the Vladivostok Botanical Garden, Pavel Krestov, now the governments and scientists of China, Russia, the Republic of Korea, Japan and Mongolia are well aware of the importance of preserving the plant gene pool and are working closely in this direction.

For three days, more than 30 participants will make thematic reports at plenary and breakout sessions, a section of "poster presentations" will work, and at the end of the conference, an excursion to Vityaz Bay in the south of Primorsky Krai will be organized for scientists.

The event was organized by the Botanical Garden-Institute of the Far Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences. The garden was created in 1949 year. Now it is the largest botanical garden in the Far East of Russia, there are more than 3100 species, forms and varieties of plants.

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