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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Plant Exploration for Fruit Genetic Resources in Sakhalin Territory

Authors
item Sabitov, Andrey - FEES, VIR, RUSSIA
item Cherbukin, Pavel - FEES, VIR, RUSSIA
item Hummer, Kim

Submitted to: Acta Horticulturae
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: January 20, 2007
Publication Date: February 20, 2007
Repository URL: http://www.ars.usda.gov/SP2UserFiles/person/2674/w.2007.sabitov.et.al.2007.pdf.pdf
Citation: Sabitov, A., Cherbukin, P., Hummer, K.E. 2007. Plant Exploration for Fruit Genetic Resources in Sakhalin Territory. Acta Horticulturae. 760:381-388.

Interpretive Summary: The Far East Experimental Station (FEES) of the N. I. Vavilov All-Russian Institute of Plant Industry (VIR) is close to N. I. Vavilov’s East Asian center of origin for cultivated plants. Many diverse fruit plants and their wild relatives are native in this region. Between 2003 and 2005, plant exploration trips were jointly sponsored by VIR in collaboration with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). During these trips, island samples of many forms of berry species were collected from many populations and localities. Unusual polyploid strawberry were found on the islands. Five species of currants and goosberries were collected. Samples of an orange-fruited and dark purple-fruited raspberry, were obtained. Diverse hardy kiwifruit were obtained from southern Sakhalin. In total, more than 150 accessions were collected. These expeditions were conducted under the guidelines of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture through a bilateral agreement between the Russian Federation and the United States. Plant materials and seeds are now preserved in genebanks in both systems. Requests for research of this plant material can be made to the Curator of the USDA Agricultural Research Service, National Clonal Germplasm Repository (NCGR) in Corvallis, Oregon.

Technical Abstract: The Far East Experimental Station (FEES) of the N. I. Vavilov All-Russian Institute of Plant Industry (VIR) is close to N. I. Vavilov’s East Asian center of origin for cultivated plants. Many diverse fruit plants and their wild relatives are native in this region. Between 2003 and 2005, plant exploration trips were jointly sponsored by VIR in collaboration with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). During these trips, island samples of many forms of berry species were collected from many populations and localities. Unusual polyploid Fragaria were found on the islands. Five species of Ribes were collected. Samples of an orange-fruited (R. chamaemorus L.) and dark purple-fruited cloud berry [Rubus pseudochamaemorus (Makino) Makino], were obtained. Diverse Actinidia kolomikta Maxim. were obtained from southern Sakhalin. In total, more than 150 accessions were collected. These expeditions were conducted under the guidelines of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture through a bilateral agreement between the Russian Federation and the United States. Plant materials and seeds are now preserved in genebanks in both systems. Requests for research of this plant material can be made to the Curator of the USDA Agricultural Research Service, National Clonal Germplasm Repository (NCGR) in Corvallis, Oregon.

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