BeanRef Newsletter 1/98

Mario Nenno nenno at rhrk.uni-kl.de
Mon Feb 23 06:36:50 EST 1998


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No.1/98                    BeanRef Newsletter               15 Feb 1998
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*** This newsletter is available also in BeanRef at:
http://scaffold.biologie.uni-kl.de/Beanref/news198.htm

What's new/updated in the different sections of BeanRef?

Overview/Short descriptions
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   * Phaseolus vulgaris (at NewCrop, Pardue U, USA)
   * About 'Phaseolus' in the Tico Ethnobotanical Dictionary -- P
   * Search in the Plant Encyclopedia

Germplasm collections
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     Genebanks with Phaseolus/Vigna in Europe
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          Germany

             * Search and seed order for Phaseolus and Vigna from
               german Botanical gardens (Via SysTax, U Ulm, Germany)

          Italy

             * The  Genebank database of the Germplasm Institute
               CNR (Bari/Italy) is hosted temporarily on the Beanref=20
               server in Kaiserslautern until the database will be=20
               accessible directly in Bari.

          Spain

             * Accession details of Germplasm Bank INIA=20
               updated, according to their web page

     Biodiversity and Genetic Resources
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        * Legumes and other plants from Honduras at the Centro
          Internacional de Informaci=F3n Sobre Cultivos de Cobertura
          (CIDICCO)

Cytogenetics
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   * The link to Eudejas has been desactived since the server
     cannot be reached

Physiology
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   * Endogenous controls over embryo growth and development in
     seeds of P. vulgaris (D. Fountain, Massey University, New Zealand)

Phytopathology
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   * Plant Pathology Internet Guide Book

Production&Consumption
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   * Companies offering BEAN seed (via SeedQuest)


Conferences, Organizations and Groups
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   Related conferences
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        o International symposium on breeding of protein and oil crops

   Organizations/Programmes

        o AEP - List of activities added
        o BIC:
             Dr. James D. Kelly became the new President of the BIC
             effective January 1, 1998.
        o International Service for National Agricultural Research
        o World Food Programme

Databases
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   * European Glycine Database
   * AGROKAT
   * SysTax database

Electronic and Printed Communication
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   * Bioline Publications



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- General overview/short descriptions
- Germplasm Collections/ Taxonomy
- Molecular Biology/ Genetics
- Cytogenetics
- Physiology
- Phytopathology
- Production & Consumption
- Conferences, Organizations and Groups
- Databases
- Electronic and Printed Communication

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