Submitted to: Bulletin of the Desert Legume Program of the Boyce Thompson Southwestern Arboretum and the University of Arizona
Publication Type: Popular Publication
Publication Acceptance Date: 12/1/2002
Publication Date: 12/1/2002
Citation: HANNAN, R.M. GERMPLASM COLLECTION IN TURKMENISTAN. Germplasm Collection in Turkmenistan. ARIDUS. 2002. v. 14(4). p. 1-5.
Interpretive Summary: In late 2001 a plant exploration expedition to Turkmenistan made up of an international team of scientists was planned for the spring of 2002. In late May to early June, scientists from Turkmenistan, Russia, Australia, Syria and one American conducted the plant collection trip. From the capital city of Ashgabat forays to both the east and west of the country were completed. There were 413 samples in over 30 genera were collected from 48 recorded sites. All pertinent passport data was collected as well. Samples of wild wheat, wheat relatives, barley, onion relatives, alfalfa, clover and other important species were included. Primarily seeds were collected, but also bulbs and fruit were obtained. Germplasm was equally divided by all of the different country representatives. It was an extremely productive trip in terms of both germplasm acquisition and international collaboration.
Technical Abstract: None.