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  1. The great diversity within agricultural crop plants provides the basis upon which farming improvements depend. This diversity is the source of traits to improve yield and quality, resist disease and adapt to climate change. The problem is threefold: decreasing diversity in farmers' fields; the...
  2. 1984-01-01 This NifTAL cataogue is generated directly from the data base retained for each of the strains of Rhizobium in this collection. A comprehensive Rhizobium collection was assembled at NifTAL as a first step in the selection of strains to be recommended as innoculants for economically important...
  3. 1990-01-01 This directory, prepared by the IBPGR, created an international network of genetic resource centers. Hopefully the information will act as a catalyst in stimulating interest in the conservation and use of the genetic resources of vegetables.
  4. The information contained herein, gleaned from many years experience under a wide variety of geographic and political conditions, should be of interest to individuals and institutions engaged in any aspect of plant genetic resources. Certain of the papers should be of special interest to those...
  5. In this publication the author proposes to explore the historical roots of plant germplasm collection and preservation, for an understanding of the long history of exchange of plant material and the ways in which living plants have been conserved will help put the current debate over management...
  6. The National Plant Germplasm System is a network of organizations and people dedicated to preserving the genetic difersity of crop plants. The national system collects plant germplasm from all over the world. This publication explains how and why the system came into being and lists the location...
  7. The series of papers in this volume represent information presented during the germplasm course. Although specific principles are outlined in a few cases, the manuscripts were written to stimulate ideas in research areas needed to utilize genetic resources. A vast number of accessions are...
  8. Gene Banks and the World's Food contributes to the crucial debate on how best to preserve some of society's most valuable raw material. The authors also provide an up-to-date report on the status and locations of gene banks, which includes the latest available information on germplasm holdings by...
  9. This study looks at the value of arachis as a forage crop.
  10. 1989-01-01 The world is on the verge of receiving new life forms that will profoundly and irrevocably change the global economy: the "gene hunters" who first cloned the gene in 1973 are now not only modifying existing species but also creating new plants and animals. Ready or not for such awesome power, the...