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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Genetically Similar Garlic Varieties

Author
item Volk, Gayle

Submitted to: Garlic Press
Publication Type: Popular Publication
Publication Acceptance Date: June 13, 2005
Publication Date: January 30, 2006
Citation: Volk, G.M. 2005. Genetically similar garlic varieties. The Garlic Press 45:7.

Interpretive Summary: In 2004, we published an analysis of the genetic diversity of commercial and USDA National Plant Germplasm System garlic accessions. These analyses provided information on genetically very similar (statistically identical) garlic accessions that are commercially grown in the U.S. This “Garlic Press” article presents information that was not included in an article we published in the “Garlic Press” in 2004. Lists of commercially available garlic varieties that are identical as well as some descriptions of the different types of garlic are provided.

Technical Abstract: In 2004, we published an analysis of the genetic diversity of commercial and USDA National Plant Germplasm System garlic accessions in the Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science. These analyses provided information on genetically very similar (statistically identical) garlic accessions that are commercially grown in the U.S. In this “Garlic Press” article, I summarize some of the information from the journal publication. Lists of commercially available garlic varieties that are identical as well as some descriptions of the different types of garlic are provided.

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