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Peter K Bretting
Crop Production and Protection
National Program Leader

Phone: (301) 504-5541
Fax: (301) 504-6191
Room 4-2212

5601 SUNNYSIDE AVENUE
GWCC-BLTSVL
BELTSVILLE , MD 207055139

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Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Educating the next generation of genebank workers -
Byrne, P., Volk, G.M., Bretting, P.K. 2019. Educating the next generation of genebank workers. Crop Science Society of America. 2018 ASA/CSSA Meeting.
Role of the U. S. Department of Agriculture’s National Genetic Resources Advisory Council (NGRAC) in Providing Strategic Recommendations for Strengthening National Genetic Resources Conservation and Use -
Global access to maize germplasm provided by the U.S. National Plant Germplasm System and by U.S. plant breeders -
Kurtz, B., Gardner, C.A., Millard, M.J., Bretting, P.K., Nickson, T., Smith, J.C. 2015. Global access to maize germplasm provided by the U.S. National Plant Germplasm System and by U.S. plant breeders. Crop Science. 56(3):931-941.
Procedures and best management practices for genetically engineered traits in USDA/ARS germplasm and breeding lines -
Greene, S.L., Blalock, J., Gardner, C.A., Hellier, B.C., Mcgrath, J.M., Nelson, R.L., Percy, R.G., Scorza, R., Scott, R.A., Yeater, K.M., Bretting, P.K. 2015. Procedures and best management practices for genetically engineered traits in USDA/ARS germplasm and breeding lines. Meeting Abstract. Crop Science Society of America, Minneapolis, MN. Nov. 15-18, 2015.
The vulnerability of US apple (Malus) genetic resources -
Volk, G.M., Chao, C.T., Norelli, J.L., Brown, S.K., Fazio, G., Peace, C., McFerson, J., Zhong, G., Bretting, P.K. 2015. The vulnerability of US apple (Malus) genetic resources. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution. 62(5):765-794. doi:10.1007/s10722-014-0194-2.
Using the GRIN-Global System to Identify Useful Plant Genetic Resources & Information -
Gardner, C.A., Cyr, P.D., Millard, M.J., Gu, L.M., Reisinger, M.A., Emberland, G.P., Sinnott, Q.P., Chung, J.C., Kinard, G.R., Bretting, P.K. 2012. Using the GRIN-Global System to Identify Useful Plant Genetic Resources & Information. Agronomy Society of America, Crop Science Society of America, Soil Science Society of America Meeting. Abstract 259-4.
The GRIN-Global Information Management System – Public Interface Demonstration and Input Opportunity -
Cyr, P.D., Gardner, C.A., Little, R.E., Gu, L.M., Weaver, B.E., Millard, M.J., Emberland, G.P., Reisinger, M.A., Sinnott, Q.P., Kinard, G.R., Mackay, M., Guarino, L., Bretting, P.K. 2011. The GRIN-Global Information Management System – Public Interface Demonstration and Input Opportunity. Plant and Animal Genome Conference. Abstract C904, p. 267.
GRIN-Global: An International Project to Develop a Global Plant Genebank and Information Management System -
Cyr, P.D., Weaver, B., Millard, M.J., Gardner, C.A., Bohning, M.A., Emberland, G.P., Sinnott, Q.P., Kinard, G.R., Franco, T., Mackay, M., Guarino, L., Bretting, P.K. 2009. GRIN-Global: An International Project to Develop a Global Plant Genebank and Information Management System [abstract]. Plant & Animal Genome XVII: International Conference on the Status of Plant & Animal Genome Research. Poster abstract number 800, p. 136.
GRIN-Global: An International Project to Develop a Global Plant Genebank Information Management System -
Postman, J.D., Bretting, P.K., Kinard, G.R., Cyr, P.D., Weaver, B., Millard, M.J., Gardner, C.A., Bohning, M.A., Emberland, G.P., Sinnott, Q.P., Ayala Silva, T., Hummer, K.E., Franco, T., Mackay, M., Guarino, L. 2010. GRIN-Global: An International Project to Develop a Global Plant Genebank Information Management System. Acta Horticulturae. 859:49-55.
The GRIN-Global Information Management System – A Preview and Opportunity for Public User Input -
Cyr, P.D., Little, R.E., Weaver, B.E., Millard, M.J., Gardner, C.A., Emberland, G.P., Reisinger, M.A., Sinnott, Q.P., Kinard, G.R., Bretting, P.K. 2010. The GRIN-Global Information Management System – A Preview and Opportunity for Public User Input [abstract]. Plant and Animal Genome XVII Conference. P800.
GRIN-Global: An International Project to Develop a Global Plant Genebank and Information Management System -
Cyr, P.D., Weaver, B.E., Millard, M.J., Gardner, C.A., Bohning, M.A., Emberland, G.P., Sinnott, Q.P., Kinard, G.R., Franco, T., Mackay, M., Guarino, L., Postman, J.D., Hummer, K.E., Ayala Silva, T., Bretting, P.K. 2009. GRIN-Global: An International Project to Develop a Global Plant Genebank and Information Management System [abstract]. 21st Annual AAIC Meeting-The Next Generation of Industrial Crops, Processes, and Products. p. 46.
A global portal enabling worldwide access to information on conservation and use of biodiversity for food and agriculture -
Arnaud, E., Dias, S., Mackay, M., Cyr, P.D., Gardner, C.A., Bretting, P.K., Kinard, G.R., Guarino, L. 2010. A global portal enabling worldwide access to information on conservation and use of biodiversity for food and agriculture. In: Maurer, L., Tochtermann, K. Information and Communication Technologies for Biodiversity Conservation and Agriculture. Aachen, Germany: Shaker Verlag. p. 173-186.
GRIN-Global: An International Project to Develop a Global Plant Genebank and Information Management System -
Bretting, P.K., Kinard, C.E., Cyr, P.D., Weaver, B., Millard, M.J., Gardner, C.A., Bohning, M.A., Emberland, G.P., Sinnott, Q.P., Postman, J.D., Hummer, K.E., Ayala Silva, T., Franco, T., Mackay, M., Gaurino, L. 2009. GRIN-Global: An International Project to Develop a Global Plant Genebank and Information Management System. Meeting Abstract. 44(4):1179.
GRIN-Global: An International Project to Develop a Global Plant Genebank and Information Management System -
Cyr, P.D., Weaver, B., Millard, M.J., Gardner, C.A., Bohning, M.A., Emberland, G.P., Sinnott, Q.P., Kinard, G.R., Bretting, P.K. 2009. GRIN-Global: An International Project to Develop a Global Plant Genebank and Information Management System. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts.
GRIN-Global: An International Project to Develop a Global Plant Genebank and Information Management System -
Cyr, P.D., Weaver, B., Millard, M.J., Gardner, C.A., Bohning, M.A., Emberland, G.P., Sinnott, Q.P., Kinard, G.R., Postman, J.D., Franco, T., Mackay, M., Guarino, L., Bretting, P.K. 2009. GRIN-Global: An International Project to Develop a Global Plant Genebank and Information Management System. Proceedings American Society of Horticultural Sciences. HORTSCIENCE. 44(4):1179.
GRIN-Global: An International Project to Develop a Global Plant Genebank and Information Management System -
Cyr, P.D., Weaver, B.E., Millard, M.J., Gardner, C.A., Bohning, M.A., Emberland, G.P., Sinnott, Q.P., Kinard, G.R., Franco, T., Mackay, M., Guarino, L., Postman, J.D., Hummer, K.E., Ayala Silva, T., Bretting, P.K. 2009. GRIN-Global: An International Project to Develop a Global Plant Genebank and Information Management System [abstract]. Maize Genetics Conference Abstracts. 51:P43.
Gene banks offer breeders access to germplasm: Germplasm collections help to preserve genetic diversity -
Robbins, J., Widrlechner, M.P., Olsen, R.T., Reed, S.M., Meerow, A.W., Hummer, K.E., Bretting, P.K., Allenstein, P., Krautmann, M. 2008. Gene banks offer breeders access to germplasm: Germplasm collections help to preserve genetic diversity. Nursery Management and Production. 24(5):53-58.
PHYLOGENETIC RELATIONSHIPS AMONG NORTH AMERICAN POPCORNS AND THEIR EVOLUTIONARY LINKS TO MEXICAN AND SOUTH AMERICAN POPCORNS -
Santacruz-Varela, A., Widrlechner, M.P., Ziegler, K.E., Salvador, R.J., Millard, M.J., Bretting, P.K. 2004. Phylogenetic relationships among North American popcorns and their evolutionary links to Mexican and South American popcorns. Crop Science. 44: 1456-1467.
DYNAMIC CONSERVATION OF PLANT GENETIC RESOURCES -
ADAPTING THE CONTENT OF A TRADITIONAL COURSE FOR DELIVERY VIA THE WORLD WIDE WEB (WWW) -
ALLOZYME VARIATION IN DOMESTICATED HELIANTHUS ANNUUS AND WILD RELATIVES -
GENETIC VULNERABILITY AND EROSION IN ANNUAL CROPS -
ALLOZYME VARIATION IN DOMESTICATED HELIANTHUS ANNUUS AND WILD RELATIVES: A SURVEY OF SELECTED ACCESSIONS FROM THE NATIONAL PLANT GERMPLASM SYSTEM -
GENETIC MARKERS AND HORTICULTURAL GERMPLASM MANAGEMENT -
ISOZYME GENETIC MARKERS AND HELIANTHUS GERMPLASM MANAGEMENT -
ISOZYME GENETIC MARKERS AND HELIANTHUS GERMPLASM MANAGEMENT -
IMAGE-INTEGRATED COMPUTER CATALOGING OF MAIZE GERMPLASM -
MANAGING LARGE DIVERSE GERMPLASM COLLECTIONS -
THE CO-EVOLUTION OF MAIZE AND HUMAN CULTURES: AN INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACH -
MAIZE GENETIC RESOURCE MANAGEMENT -
DEVELOPMENT OF AN INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH APPROACH FOR UNDERSTANDING THECO-EVOLUTION OF MAIZE AND HUMAN CULTURE -