1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 20-01-2006 Seeds conserved in genebanks are a vital and irreplaceable resource for safeguarding future agricultural options. The capacity of genebank staff to apply good standards for seed handling is hence of critical importance. This is the standard reference for genebank work and one of the few sources...
  5. 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...