Looting in Egypt damages key seed collections

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Le désert égyptien © AFP PHOTO/HO/SCA

Priceless genetic material from desert environments may have been irretrievably lost during the recent Egyptian protests, as looters targeted the Desert Research Centre (DRC) in Cairo and the Egyptian Deserts Gene Bank (EDGB) in North Sinai, causing major damage.

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