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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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The overall goal of the Germplasm Repository is to provide the genetic diversity necessary to improve citrus, related genera, and date productivity and to reduce genetic vulnerability of these crops for the future.

The primary objectives of the Repository are to collect, maintain, evaluate, preserve, and distribute pathogen-free clonal germplasm of Citrus, 32 related Aurantioideae genera, and date palms and related species (Phoenix) and to maintain an informational file on each accession.

The secondary objectives are to conduct and encourage research relative to improved methods of maintenance, evaluation, preservation, and distribution of citrus, related genera and date germplasm.

Last Modified: 8/13/2016
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