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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Status of the USA cotton germplasm collection and crop vulnerability

Authors
item Wallace, T - MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIV
item Bowman, D - NC STATE UNIV
item Campbell, Benjamin
item Chee, P - UNIV. GEORGIA
item Gutierrez, O - MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIV
item Kohel, Russell
item McCarty, Jack
item Myers, G - LOUISIANA STATE UNIV
item Percy, Richard
item Smith, W -
item Stelly, D - TEXAS A&M UNIV
item Stewart, J -
item Thaxton, P - MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIV
item Ulloa, Mauricio
item Weaver, D - AUBURN UNIV

Submitted to: Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: September 10, 2008
Publication Date: June 2, 2009
Repository URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10113/30586
Citation: Wallace, T.P., Bowman, D., Campbell, B.T., Chee, P., Gutierrez, O.A., Kohel, R.J., McCarty, J., Myers, G., Percy, R., Robinson, F., Smith, W., Stelly, D.M., Stewart, J.M., Thaxton, P., Ulloa, M., Weaver, D.B. 2009. Status of the USA cotton germplasm collection and crop vulnerability. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution 56:507-532.

Interpretive Summary: The National Plant Germplasm System (NPGS) is a cooperative effort among State, Federal and Private organizations aimed at preserving one of agriculture’s greatest assets, plant genetic diversity. The NPGS serves the scientific community by collecting, storing, and distributing germplasm as well as maintaining a searchable database of trait descriptors. Serving the NPGS, a Crop Germplasm Committee (CGC) is elected for each crop and is comprised of a group of scientists with a genuine concern in not only the status of germplasm collections, but the care and future of this important food and fiber resource. The CGC serves in an advisory role and provides a status report every seven years to determine scientific efforts, adequacy of germplasm base representation, and progress in breeding through utilization of germplasm. In addition, the committee can call attention to areas of concerns regarding facilities and staffing associated with the maintenance, collection, and taxonomic activities for a specific crop within the system. This report was submitted by the CGC for cotton and provides a record of collections, activities, concerns, crop vulnerabilities, and recommendations associated with the cotton collection for the period 1997-2005.

Technical Abstract: The National Plant Germplasm System (NPGS) is a cooperative effort among State, Federal and Private organizations aimed at preserving one of agriculture’s greatest assets, plant genetic diversity. The NPGS serves the scientific community by collecting, storing, and distributing germplasm as well as maintaining a searchable database of trait descriptors. Serving the NPGS, a Crop Germplasm Committee (CGC) is elected for each crop and is comprised of a group of scientists with a genuine concern in not only the status of germplasm collections, but the care and future of this important food and fiber resource. The CGC serves in an advisory role and provides a status report every seven years to determine scientific efforts, adequacy of germplasm base representation, and progress in breeding through utilization of germplasm. In addition, the committee can call attention to areas of concerns regarding facilities and staffing associated with the maintenance, collection, and taxonomic activities for a specific crop within the system. The following report was submitted by the CGC for cotton and provides a record of collections, activities, concerns, crop vulnerabilities, and recommendations associated with the cotton collection for the period 1997-2005. Several minor changes including citation of germplasm depositions and research activities not included in the original report have been incorporated. The original report is posted on the NPGS website, however, publishing this report will provide a “one-stop” reference for a broad range of research as well as a citable source for research that otherwise might not be published.

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