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Karen A Williams
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory
Botanist

Phone: (301) 504-5421
Fax: (301) 504-6305
Room 329C

10300 BALTIMORE AVENUE
BLDG 003 BARC-WEST
BELTSVILLE , MD 207052350
Projects
Plant Exploration for Ash Germplasm in the United States
Cooperative Agreement (A)
  Accession Number: 424848
Plant Exploration in Florida for Wild Relatives of Amaranth, Millets, Bedding Plants, Corn and Quinoa
Cooperative Agreement (A)
  Accession Number: 432686
Plant Genetic Resource Acquisition, Conservation, International Exchange, and Taxonomic and Nomenclatural Support for the U.S. National Plant Germplasm System
In-House Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 434391
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 Genetic Resources
Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement (N)
  Accession Number: 430776
Collaborative Collection of Plant Genetic Resources and Taxonomic Support for the U.S. National Plant Germplasm System
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 426935
Sourcing Barley Accessions from the Vavilov Institute in Russia to Enhance Cold Tolerance and Stem Rust Resistance
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 433428

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Cranberry vulnerability statement -
Hummer, K.E., Lewers, K.S., Bassil, N.V., Vorsa, N., Zalapa, J.E., Iorizzo, M., Williams, K.A., Tzanetakis, I. 2018. Cranberry vulnerability statement. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). https://www.ars-grin.gov/npgs/cgc_reports/cranberry_vulnerability_statement_2017.pdf.
Conservation and Use of the North American Plant Cornucopia: The Way Forward -
North American crop wild relatives of temperate berries (Fragaria L., Ribes L., Rubus L., and Vaccinium L.) -
Conservation priorities for tree crop wild relatives in the United States -
Khoury, C.K., Greene, S.L., Williams, K.A., Sosa, C., Richards, C.M. 2016. Conservation priorities for tree crop wild relatives in the United States. Symposium Proceedings. Gene Conservation of Tree Species, Chicago, IL. May 16-19, 2016.
Collaboration between the US Forest Service and the USDA Agricultural Research Service on the complementary conservation of crop wild relatives in the United States -
Collecting crop wild relatives: an emerging priority -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
Dekker Encyclopedia of Plant and Crop Science
EVOLVING POLITICAL ISSUES AFFECTING INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE OF ARACHIS GENETIC RESOURCES -
USING GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS TO LOCATE GENETIC DIVERSITY OF CULTIVATED PEANUT -
EXPANDING THE BENEFITS OF BILATERAL GERMPLASM EXPLORATION: AN EXAMPLE FROM ECUADOR -
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