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Research Project: Efficient and Effective Preservation and Management of Plant and Microbial Genetic Resource Collections

Location: Agricultural Genetic Resources Preservation Research

Title: Completion of a global strategy for the conservation and use of apple genetic resources

item Volk, Gayle
item BRAMEL, PAULA - Global Crop Diversity Trust

Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 2/18/2020
Publication Date: 12/9/2020
Citation: Volk, G.M., Bramel, P.J. 2020. Completion of a global strategy for the conservation and use of apple genetic resources. 10th Rosaceae Genomics Conference. Virtual 2020.

Interpretive Summary: n/a

Technical Abstract: “A Global Strategy for the Conservation and Use of Apple Genetic Resources” was completed and released in 2019. This strategy was developed over a number of years and included input from expert consultation meetings and a survey that was distributed to apple collection managers throughout the world. The Strategy provides background information about apple (Malus) genetic resources, both in situ and ex situ, and their vulnerabilities. Collection information is provided for 38 collections in 33 countries in six continents. The Strategy proposes the development of a Global Apple Diversity Platform whereby experts in Malus conservation can share information within the community about management practices, collection information, as well as develop coordinated efforts for standardization. The Strategy is available at the following website: (DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.34072.34562).