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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Curators
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1 - Curatorial Responsibilites
2 - Amaranth
3 - Ornamental Horticulture
Amaranth

 

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The Amaranth Team conducts the following activities:

Services

  • Curation of germplasm collections of numerous crops and wild relatives including Amaranthus, Celosia, Chenopodium, Coronilla, Dalea, Galega, Melilotus, Perilla, Spinacia, miscellaneous Umbelliferae, and the millets: Echinochloa, Panicum, and Setaria.  
     
  • Information source for these collections with sustained interest in diversity, research, and research contacts.
     
  • Seed regeneration efforts in these collections.
     
  • Responsible for taxonomic identity and corrections in these germplasm collections.
     
  • Responsible for the on-line GRIN database content for these collections.

Research

  • Developing improved methods for regenerating germplasm. 
     
  • Enhancement breeding in Amaranthus and Panicum.
     
  • Comparing crop sources of omega-3 fatty acids. 
     
  • Understanding of gaps and strengths in these collections as the basis for setting priorities in acquisition and maintenance of germplasm.
     
  • For more information contact David Brenner, Amaranth Curator.

    Quick Link to information on Amaranth and Sweet Clover.

 

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Last Modified: 12/17/2012
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