Submitted to: Rice Technical Working Group Meeting Proceedings
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: February 29, 2004
Publication Date: February 1, 2005
Citation: Rutger, J.N., Bernhardt, L. 2005. Genetic stocks - Oryza (GSOR) collection [abstract]. Rice Technical Working Group Meeting Proceedings. Technical Abstract: Genetic stocks are useful tools both in applied plant breeding, such as locating traits in relationship to other traits with an identified marker, for speeding up research cycles with early-flowering mutants, and in basic genetic studies for determining gene location and function. Genetic stocks collections help preserve materials that otherwise might be lost as researchers retire and/or grants terminate. Model genetic stocks collections in the US have been set up in tomatoes, maize, barley, and wheat. In August, 2003, the Genetic Stocks - Oryza (GSOR) was established at the USDA-ARS Dale Bumpers National Rice Research Center, at Stuttgart, Arkansas. The GSOR includes materials produced at Stuttgart such as dominant and recessive male sterile mutants and various morphological mutants. A japonica/indica cross mapping population (355 lines) was added in April 2004. Materials produced by cooperators, including other USDA-ARS units, universities, industry, NSF and NIR-supported projects, will also become part of the GSOR. The GSOR collection will make seeds and information for each stock available through GRIN to US and international rice researchers. The respository homepage (url = http://www.dbnrrc.ars.usda.gov/gsor/) will be maintained and will include information about the collection contents. Donations to the GSOR are invited. Each submission should be accompanied by the following documentation: 1) Origin and/or pedigree; 2) Certification that seeds are disease free; 3) Material is provided with no intellectual property strings attached; 4) Permission from original donor for redistribution; and 5) Foreign-origin material must have come through APHIS-approved quarantine. Contributed seeds will be stored and distributed as long as stocks last, but not regenerated. All material will be subject to periodic review by the GSOR Liaison Committee.