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More than 500,000 accessions from nearly 12,000 plant species are safeguarded within the National
Laboratory for Genetic Resources Preservation.
Holstein bull calves produced from collaborative work between NAGP, Penn State, TransOva, and Select Sires to reintroduce genetic diversity into the breed. Photo: Amy Duke
Periodic viability monitoring ensures a high quality collection of plant genetic resources.
Black Welsh Mountain lamb produced via cervical AI techniques developed by NAGP. Photo: Oogie McGuire
Cryopreservation of shoot tips secures diversity of clonally-propagated fruit species.
Pregnant Large Black Hogs at Purdue University as part of a collaboration with NAGP to better understand reproduction in rare pig breeds and to facilitate reproductive technology transfer to breeders. Photo: Katharine Sharp
To support U.S. agriculture in producing high-quality food, feed, and fiber, the Agricultural Genetic Resources Preservation Research Unit provides genetic security by focusing on: Acquiring, evaluating, preserving, and distributing critical genetic resources including plant, animal, insect, and microbial material for industry and the research community.