Are there any cross-connections to the ex situ conservation of wild celery?
Small quantities of seed are to be collected from each occurrence and stored in the Gene Bank for Wild Plants for Food and Agriculture (Genbank WEL). These are backup copies of the genetic composition of the populations at the time of collection. Part of the seed samples should also be usable, e.g. for reintroduction or breeding research. The gene bank facilitates access to genetic resources for users without endangering wild populations.