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Research Project: Potato Genetic Resource Management, Characterization, and Evaluation

Location: Vegetable Crops Research

Title: Ensuring the genetic diversity of potatoes

item Bamberg, John
item Jansky, Shelley
item DEL RIO, ALFONSO - University Of Wisconsin
item ELLIS, DAVE - International Potato Center

Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 2/6/2017
Publication Date: 8/8/2018
Citation: Bamberg, J.B., Jansky, S.H., Del Rio, A., Ellis, D. 2018. Ensuring the genetic diversity of potatoes. In: Wang-Pruski, G. editor. Achieving Sustainable Cultivation of Potatoes. Volume 1. Cambridge, UK. Cambridge, UK.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Opportunities for advances in the potato crop through genetics are great, since potato has many needs for improvement, and many related species with the traits required are available. Genebanks provide a centralized and specialized resource for providing the services of acquisition, classification, preservation, evaluation, and distribution of genetic stocks and information. This provides easy access to a genetically diverse “toolbox” for the germplasm user. Since the goal is to help researchers and breeders innovate improvements in the crop, genebank staff also aim for innovation that will maximize the positive impact of these five areas of service they provide. We discuss special challenges, opportunities, and recent developments and accomplishments for genebanks in each of these areas.