Global Genome Initiative: Haupt Garden

Eric Long / Smithsonian
July 8, 2015
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The Enid A. Haupt Garden is one of the gardens managed by Smithsonian Gardens where Smithsonian scientists will capture genomic samples for preservation in a globally networked biorepository. On July 8, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History announced that scientists with the museum’s Global Genome Initiative — a component of the Smithsonian Institute for Biodiversity Genomics — will capture the genomic diversity of half the world’s living plant genera in less than two years. 

Photo credit: Eric Long / Smithsonian