Germplasm ?

Marty Sachs msachs at uiuc.edu
Wed Nov 20 18:29:35 EST 1996


In article <199611201958.LAA06864 at net.bio.net>, Koning at ECSUC.CTSTATEU.EDU
(Ross Koning) wrote:

:At  1:06 PM 11/20/96 +0000, Marco Bleeker wrote:
:>  Germplasm. I see this term a lot on the Web. But what is it ?  Can someone
:>explain this in a few lines?  And what is al this research about ?
:
:Basically this refers to stored, viable seeds.
:In the US there are several government labs
:that maintain various lines of crops and weeds
:through production of seeds and long-term storage
:of those seeds.  It is thus a kind of collection
:of species, but is maintained in living condition,
:and mostly involves the production and storage of
:seeds.  Researchers can obtain true-to-type seeds
:from these stocks upon request.


For further information about plant germplasm, check out
<http://www.ars-grin.gov/npgs/>

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