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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Biodiversity of Germplasm Native to Asia - China, Japan and Korea

item Roh, Mark
item Lee, Ae Kyung - FORMER ARS EMPLOYEE
item Gross, Kenneth
item Slovin, Janet
item Ikeda, Hiroshi - NAT.INST.FLOR.SCI, JAPAN
item Suh, Jung Keun - DANKOOK UNIV., KOREA
item Zhao, Xiang Yun - BEIJING AG. COLLEGE,CHINA
item Joung, Young Hee - FORMER ARS EMPLOYEE

Submitted to: Abstract of International Horticultural Congress
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: December 14, 2001
Publication Date: November 30, 2001

Technical Abstract: Biodiversity is mostly considered in terms of species, and it is commonly used as s synonym of species diversity. Species can not be recognized by systematists with total precision and information on genetic diversity which represents the heritable variation within and between populations of organisms can compliment the study of biodiversity of germplasm as a whole organism. This presentation will cover the germplasm collection, characterization, and evaluation of floral and woody plants in the Floral and Nursery Plants Research Unit (FNPRU) since 1980. The program of the Woody Landscape Plants Germplasm Repository (WLPGR) as a part of the National Plant Germplasm System maintains numerous germplasms collected from Asia and other part of the world will be explained. Seeds or cuttings of germplasm maintained at WLPGR are freely available to research communities all over the world. Many germplasm native to Asia, mainly from China, Japan, and Korea were collected, preserved, characterized, and evaluated. Characterization of Acer griseum, Ardisia, and Pinus sylvestriformis, Lycoris, Dendranthema, and Curcuma based on the molecular markers and phenotypic morphology will be presented.

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