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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Research Project: Plant Explorations for Germplasm of Bioenergy Crops

Location: National Germplasm Resources

Project Number: 1245-21000-272-05
Project Type: General Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Sep 23, 2011
End Date: Sep 30, 2014

Objective:
To obtain germplasm of bioenergy crops for conservation in the U.S. National Plant Germplasm System.

Approach:
Germplasm needed for research on bioenergy crops will be collected in areas from which little or no germplasm is currently available in ex situ collections. Explorations in foreign countries will be conducted in collaboration with host country scientists, and collecting permits will be obtained as required by national laws. Germplasm will be collected in the form of seeds, rhizomes, or divisions, and will be documented with locality, latitude and longitude, elevation, plant description, and growing environment. Herbarium voucher specimens will be made as appropriate. Samples of germplasm and associated documentation will be deposited in the U.S. National Plant Germplasm System and in a germplasm collection of each host country. A detailed report for each trip, including information on all samples obtained, will be provided to ARS.

Last Modified: 8/27/2014
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