Title: Cucurbit Germplasm Collections at the North Central Regional Plant Introduction Station Authors
|Reitsma, Kathleen -|
|Clark, Lucinda -|
Submitted to: Cucurbitaceae Proceedings
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: April 4, 2014
Publication Date: N/A
Technical Abstract: The North Central Regional Plant Introduction Station (NCRPIS) in Ames, Iowa, USA is one of four primary Plant Introduction Stations in the National Plant Germplasm System (NPGS), and has responsibility for maintenance, regeneration, characterization, and distribution of the NPGS Cucumis and Cucurbita pepo collections. There are currently 4904 Cucumis (e.g. cucumber and melon) and 974 Cucurbita pepo (e.g. squash, pumpkin and gourd) accessions in the collections representing 41 taxa from 100 countries. The germplasm is maintained as seed and 4885 accessions have duplicate backups at the National Center for Germplasm Resources Preservation in Fort Collins, CO, USA. Characterization and evaluation data associated with the collection are available through the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN) at http://www.ars-grin.gov/npgs/. Collection diversity and management activities will be described.