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Karen A Williams
National Germplasm Resources
Botanist
karen.williams@ars.usda.gov
Phone: (301) 504-5421
Fax: (301) 504-6305
Room 329C
10300 BALTIMORE AVENUE
BLDG 003 BARC-WEST
BELTSVILLE, MD, 20705-2350

Projects
Plant Exploration in the Southwestern United States to Collect Sunflower Germplasm for Crop Improvement
General Cooperative Agreement (A)
  Accession Number: 423470
Plant Exploration for Ash Germplasm in the United States
General Cooperative Agreement (A)
  Accession Number: 424848
Plant Genetic Resource Acquisition and Conservation Strategies, International Germplasm ... for the U.S. National Plant Germplasm System
Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 424583
Acquisition of Plant Genetic Resources through Domestic and International Plant Explorations and Associated Capacity-Building Partnerships
Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 424601
Plant Explorations for Black Cohosh in the United States
Grant (G)
  Accession Number: 421837
EXPANDED PLANTINGS AND DOCUMENTATION OF NATIVE FRUITS AND NUTS AT THE AGRICULTURE UNIVERSITY OF TIRANA
Grant (G)
  Accession Number: 421957
Plant Exploration in Florida and the Southwestern U.S. to Collect Wild Cucurbit Germplasm for Crop Improvement and Conservation
Grant (G)
  Accession Number: 427489
Plant Exploration in the United States to Collect Wild Relatives of Sweet Potato Germplasm for Crop Improvement
Grant (G)
  Accession Number: 429483
Conservation of Plant Germplasm
Memorandum of Understanding (M)
  Accession Number: 420585
Collaborative Collection of Plant Genetic Resources and Taxonomic Support for the U.S. National Plant Germplasm System
Specific Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 426935

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Collaboration between the US Forest Service and the USDA Agricultural Research Service on the complementary conservation of crop wild relatives in the United States - (Abstract Only) - (01-Sep-15)
Collecting crop wild relatives: an emerging priority - (Book / Chapter)
Greene, S.L., Khoury, C., Williams, K.A., Wiersema, J.H., Kinard, G.R. 2015. Collecting crop wild relatives: an emerging priority. Meeting Abstract. National Native Seed Conference, Santa Fe, NM April 10-13, 2015.
Legal issues in plant germplasm collecting - (Book / Chapter)
Moore, G., Williams, K.A. 2011. Legal issues in plant germplasm collecting. Collecting Plant Genetic Diversity: Technical Guidelines. Available: http://cropgenebank.sgrp.cgiar.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=669.
Recent NPGS coordinated expeditions in the Trans-Caucasus Region to collect wild relatives of temperate fruit and nut crops - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Postman, J.D., Aradhya, M.K., Williams, K.A., Stover, E.W., Meyer, P. 2012. Recent NPGS coordinated expeditions in the Trans-Caucasus Region to collect wild relatives of temperate fruit and nut crops. Acta Horticulturae. 948:191-198.
AN OVERVIEW OF THE U.S. NATIONAL PLANT GERMPLASM SYSTEM'S EXPLORATION PROGRAM - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Williams, K.A. 2005. An overview of the u.s. national plant germplasm system's exploration program. Hortscience. HortScience 40(2):297-301.
GERMPLASM ACQUISITION - (Review Article)
Dekker Encyclopedia of Plant and Crop Science
EVOLVING POLITICAL ISSUES AFFECTING INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE OF ARACHIS GENETIC RESOURCES - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (19-Feb-01)
USING GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS TO LOCATE GENETIC DIVERSITY OF CULTIVATED PEANUT - (Abstract Only) - (18-Oct-98)
EXPANDING THE BENEFITS OF BILATERAL GERMPLASM EXPLORATION: AN EXAMPLE FROM ECUADOR - (Abstract Only) - (30-Oct-97)
ARS News Articles
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