mention one application of pollen bank. how are pollen stored in a bank?

Pollen banks are used to store pollens for a very long period of time in viable conditions and these pollens can be used in various crop breeding programmes, biochemical and physiochemical studies such as study of allergens etc.
The important application is to preserve the biodiversity in the form of preservation of valuable genetic resources.
Pollens are preserved in a bank using cryopreservation i.e., they are stored in viable condition in low temperature conditions(-196oC) using liquid nitrogen.

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