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ITC

Caption:
Inside the International Transit Centre (ITC) where bananas are maintained as tissue cultured plantlets in test tubes. The temperature and lighting is kept at a minimum to slow down growth. The ITC is hosted by the Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium and managed by Bioversity International.
Keywords:
Conservation, Genebank, ITC genebank
Date shot:
January 2009
Locality:
Leuven
Country:
Belgium
Photographer:
Rouard, Mathieu / Bioversity International