Submitted to: Annual International Plant & Animal Genome Conference
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: November 1, 2005
Publication Date: January 1, 2006
Citation: Rutger, J.N., Bernhardt, L. 2006. An update: genetic stocks - Oryza collection [abstract]. Annual International Plant & Animal Genome Conference XIV, San Diego, CA, January 14-18, 2006. Available: http://www.intl-pag.org/abstracts/PAG14_P250.html/. Technical Abstract: Genetic stocks help preserve materials that otherwise might be lost as researchers retire and/or grants terminate. The GSOR was established at the DB NRRC in 2003 to fulfil this function for the US. To date the GSOR is small with 20 genetic stocks and a 353-line mapping population of a japonica/indica cross. The GSOR also serves as a distribution site for the cultivar Nipponbare, the standard for the International Rice Gene Sequencing Project. Four indica rice genetic stocks were developed and added to the GSOR in 2005. It is anticipated that the GSOR will grow astronomically in future years.