Conservation of Model Organisms
Plant And Animal Genetic Resources Preservation Research Unit
2013 Annual Report
1a.Objectives (from AD-416):
To provide funding to the NAGP in Fort Collins, CO for safe storage of cryopreserved materials of ORIP/Division of Comparative Medicine-supported Resource Centers.
1b.Approach (from AD-416):
The NAGP, with the cooperation of the CGC, will develop a database exchange mechanisms which will be used to track and locate the off-site material and display records. After the back-up collection has been stored, the CGC will continue to accrue and send samples from newly acquired lines to the NCGRP. In addition to the CGC, the NCGRP has agreed to provide back-up storage of cryopreserved materials from other ORIP-supported Resource Center.
During the past year the NIH C. elegans collection has been transferred to Fort Collins for backup storage. Communication with University of Minnesota and NIH is via email and phone conversations.