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Curatorial Responsibilites


Numbers as of 11/28/2011
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Number
Accessions

Number
Available


Brenner Curatorial logo


NC7-amaranth 3387 3206
NC7-celosia 57 34
NC7-echinochloa 306 257
NC7-grasses 127 82
NC7-legumes 246 112
NC7-melilotus 1002 769
NC7-panicum 933 910
NC7-perilla 25 23
NC7-quinoa 350 266
NC7-setaria 1015 940
NC7-spinach 406 393
NC7-umbels 1144 695
Total:   8998 7487
Marek Curatorial logo NC7-asters 364 87
NC7-brassica 2009 1857
NC7-crucifers 1181 987
NC7-crucifers.pvp 1 0
NC7-cuphea 639 512
NC7-euphorbia 208 87
NC7-flax 2834 2820
NC7-flax.wilds 120 92
NC7-sun.cults 1827 1730
NC7-sun.wilds.ann 1394 1321
NC7-sun.wilds.per 891 567
NC7-sun.wilds.sp 8 4
Total:  11476 10064
Millard Curatorial logo NC7-corn.kin 99 6
      NC7-maize.gems 157 107
      NC7-maize.inb 2515 1943
      NC7-maize.pop 17086 11140
      NC7-maize.pvp 320 262
      NC7-maize.wilds 439 89
Maize totals 20517 13541
Total:  20616 13547
Reitsma Curatorial logo NC7-chicory 277 217
NC7-cucumis.cucs 1376 1307
NC7-cucumis.melo 3200 2260
NC7-cucumis.wilds 321 173
NC7-cucurbita 980 774
NC7-daucus 1274 1023
NC7-ocimum 98 91
NC7-parsnips 71 51
Total:  7597 5896
Widrlechner Curatorial logo NC7-medicinals 498 354
NC7-mints 156 108
NC7-ornamentals 2437 1145
Total:  3091 1607
     

NCRPIS Total:   51778 38601
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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.

 


Ornamental Horticulture

 

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The Ornamental Horticulture Team:

Herbaceous Ornamentals, Mints, and Medicinal Plants

Services

  • Curation of herbaceous ornamental, non-Mentha mint, and medicinal taxa, including but not limited to the genera Alcea, Anemone, Calendula, Malva, Potentilla, Rumex, Tanacetum, Thalictrum, Agastache, Blephilia, Monarda, Origanum, Stachys, Actaea, Echinacea, Hypericum, and Prunella.  
     
  • Responsible for acquisition, conservation, management, regeneration, and taxonomic identifty of the herbaceous ornamental mint, and medicinals collections at NCRPIS. 
     

Research

  • Characterization seed development and dormancy as they relate to storage and regeneration. 
     
  • Develop effective postharvest treatment, storage, seed viability testing, and regeneration protocols for Actaea, Euonymus, Fraxinus, Hypericum, and Staphylea.  
      
     
  • Collect descriptive phenological data for Actaea, Hypericum, and Prunella
     
  • For more information contact Danny Barney, Ornamental Horticulture Curator.

Woody Landscape Plants

Services

  • Curation of woody landscape plants including, but not limited to, Aronia, Caragana, Cornus, Diervilla, Euonymus, Fraxinus, Gymnocladus, Physocarpus, Rhus, Salix, Spiraea, Staphylea, and Ulmus.
  • Responsible for taxonomic identity of woody landscape collections maintained at NCRPIS.
  • Responsible for acquisition, conservation, management, and regeneration of woody landscape plants.

Research

  • Understanding the roles of environmental variables (climate and soils) and provenance on woody plant adaptation.
  • Cryopreservation of Salix spp. dormant winter buds.
  • Collecting observation data for woody landscape collections at NCRPIS.
  • Developing methods to break dormancy for woody landscape collections at NCRPIS.
  • Building comprehensive, germplasm collections of woody landscape collections at NCRPIS.  Current prioritized genera include Gymnocladus, Spiraea, Cornus, and Diervilla.
  • For more information contact Jeffrey Carstens, Woody Landscape Plant Curator.

 

Last Modified: 12/17/2012