Germplasm ?

Ross Koning Koning at ECSUC.CTSTATEU.EDU
Wed Nov 20 14:59:06 EST 1996


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.

ross

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