Location: Plant Genetic Resources
Project Number: 8060-21000-024-07
Start Date: Sep 23, 2013
End Date: Sep 22, 2015
The Cooperator will provide the required expertise, support staff, and facilities, including field, greenhouse, and laboratory resources, to carry out the objectives of this project. New accessions will be acquired through in-house research, collecting trips, and donation from other researchers. Seed increases will be performed in the greenhouse or field, using methods appropriate for each accession, so as to optimize seed yield, prevent unintentional outcrossing, and preserve, to the extent possible, each accession’s correct genetic identity, purity, and in the case of wild species, original diversity. Seed will be stored in the TGRC’s local seed vault, with backup samples deposited with the National Center for Genetic Resources Preservation (NCGRP) at Ft. Collins, Colorado. Genetic data and collection information on each accession will be thoroughly documented in the TGRC’s database and website, with data uploaded or linked to GRIN upon request.