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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Partnerships Promoting the Conservation of Fruit Genetic Resources

Author
item Hummer, Kim

Submitted to: Acta Horticulture Proceedings
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: July 20, 2003
Publication Date: July 20, 2003
Citation: HUMMER, K.E. PARTNERSHIPS PROMOTING THE CONSERVATION OF FRUIT GENETIC RESOURCES. ACTA HORTICULTURE PROCEEDINGS. 2003. 623:255-259

Interpretive Summary: The conservation of fruit and nut genetic resources has required collaborative commitments. The foreign seed and plant introduction section of the United States Department of Agriculture was the precedent for the present National Plant Germplasm System. Plant exploration and exchange efforts have always required diplomacy and collaboration. Limited fiscal resources require that partnerships be formed for the conservation of plant genetic resources. Present day genetic resource partnerships involve international, governmental, educational, and private institutions as well as consortia. Collaboration efforts involve conservation and exchange in addition to evaluation and documentation of genetic resources. The future of conservation rests in diplomacy of bilateral agreements to insure continued global exchange.

Technical Abstract: The conservation of fruit and nut genetic resources has required collaborative commitments. The foreign seed and plant introduction section of the United States Department of Agriculture was the precedent for the present National Plant Germplasm System. Plant exploration and exchange efforts have always required diplomacy and collaboration. Limited fiscal resources require that partnerships be formed for the conservation of plant genetic resources. Present day genetic resource partnerships involve international, governmental, educational, and private institutions as well as consortia. Collaboration efforts involve conservation and exchange in addition to evaluation and documentation of genetic resources. The future of conservation rests in diplomacy of bilateral agreements to insure continued global exchange.

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