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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: RESEARCH TO DEVELOP STRATEGIES AND TECHNOLOGIES FOR PRESERVING PLANT GENETIC DIVERSITY IN EX SITU GENEBANKS

Location: Plant Germplasm Preservation Research Unit

Title: Population Genetics in ex situ Conservation

Author
item RICHARDS, CHRISTOPHER

Submitted to: Meeting Proceedings
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: April 23, 2008
Publication Date: April 23, 2008
Citation: RRichards, C.M. 2008. Population Genetics in ex situ Conservation. Leibnitz Institute of Plant Genetic and Crop Research (IPK). April 23, 2008,Gatersleben, Germany. Meeting Abstract.

Interpretive Summary: The role of population genetics in assessing the quality and maintenance of ex situ variation is a critical component of genebanking operations worldwide. New analytical approaches developed for whole genome characterization of model organisms can be effectively used to gain insight into the ex situ process and help guide protocols that make genebanking more efficient at maintaining variation and making it available for future research. I will review research in estimating genetic structure, identifying core subsets and linking phenotypic and genotypic data.

Technical Abstract: The role of population genetics in assessing the quality and maintenance of ex situ variation is a critical component of genebanking operations worldwide. New analytical approaches developed for whole genome characterization of model organisms can be effectively used to gain insight into the ex situ process and help guide protocols that make genebanking more efficient at maintaining variation and making it available for future research. I will review research in estimating genetic structure, identifying core subsets and linking phenotypic and genotypic data.

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