Will a Frozen Seed Grow a Plant?

Many varieties of plant seeds will grow after freezing. The Svalbard Global Seed Vault near Longyearbyen, Norway, can freeze billions of seeds in three underground chambers. The vault temperature is minus 18 degrees Celsius. The frozen seeds safeguard against loss of plant diversity due to climate change.

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