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2006

Iowa State University

Agricultural Science

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Demand For Genetic Resources And The U.S. National Plant Germplasm System, Kelly Day Rubenstein, Melinda Smale, Mark P. Widrlechner Jan 2006

Demand For Genetic Resources And The U.S. National Plant Germplasm System, Kelly Day Rubenstein, Melinda Smale, Mark P. Widrlechner

NCRPIS Publications and Papers

Although genetic resources have strong public-goods characteristics, public genebanks often have struggled for adequate funding. A review of economic literature on the value of plant genetic resources indicated that more information is needed about germplasm use. The data compiled in this paper examine patterns of germplasm use for one of the world's largest national genebank networks, the U.S. National Plant Germplasm System (NPGS). Data on 10 major crops, gathered directly from within the NPGS and from end-users, revealed patterns of usage for germplasm during the period from 1995 to 1999. Data were collected describing the characteristics of NPGS ...


Results Of An Exploration To Expand The Diversity Of Daucus And Apiaceae Germplasm Collections, Mark P. Widrlechner, Kathleen R. Reitsma, David M. Brenner Jan 2006

Results Of An Exploration To Expand The Diversity Of Daucus And Apiaceae Germplasm Collections, Mark P. Widrlechner, Kathleen R. Reitsma, David M. Brenner

NCRPIS Publications and Papers

In volume 8 of this newsletter, Reitsma and Widrlechner {1998) reported on the status of Daucus and Apiaceae germplasm at the USDA-ARS North Central Regional Plant Introduction Station {NCRPIS), in Ames, Iowa. The NCRPIS is one of the primary active sites in the U.S. National Plant Germplasm System {NPGS), cons¢rving diverse collections of crop plants and their wild and weedy relatives and making them available for research and educational purposes at no cost to the user. Information about all NPGS collections can be obtained through the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN) database, which can be searched via the ...