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The USDA-ARS National Plant Germplasm System (NPGS) is a coordinated network of 19 genebank locations throughout the United States that perform research to acquire, maintain,
These best practices represent a compilation of previous CPC guidelines with updated
The first two decades of the twenty-first century have seen a rapid rise in the mobilization of digital biodiversity data.
October 17 Morning Sessions at University of British Columbia:
Plant breeders require genetic diversity to develop cultivars that are productive, nutritious,
Selecting the geographic origin—the provenance—of seed is a key decision in restoration. The last decade has seen a vigorous debate on whether to use local or nonlocal seed.
The tissue culture and cryopreservation program at The Huntington demonstrates the potential for in vitro collections at botanic gardens and highlights what can be accomplished with a small focused program by using existing capital resources and investi
The Standards of Excellence in Plant Collections Management developed by the Plant Co
A companion Self-Assessment Tool is now available to help you evaluate your organization’s current level of collections management.
Genomic research depends upon access to DNA or tissue collected and preserved according to high-quality standards.