Submitted to: Home Page
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 7/2/1996
Publication Date: N/A
Technical Abstract: The North Central Regional Plant Introduction Station (NCRPIS) homepage provides general information regarding the NCRPIS through the electronic medium of the World Wide Web. The main topics covered are (1) Personnel (each permanent full-time staff member has a description of their duties at the NCRPIS), (2) National Plant Germplasm System, (3) North Central Regional Plant Introduction Station, (4) Function of the NCRPIS, (5) Plant Genetic Resource Management, (6) Germplasm acquisition, (7) Germplasm maintenance, (8) Germplasm regeneration, (9) Germplasm distribution, (10) Where to request seed, (11) Germplasm characterization, (12) Germplasm enhancement, (13) Germplasm evaluation, (14) Germplasm utilization, (15) Research at the NCRPIS, (16) Crops (includes information regarding amaranth, maize, Brassica, Cuphea, sunflower, horticulture/ornamental, and vegetable germplasm), (17) Bees (includes information regarding honey bees, bumblebees, mason bees, and alfalfa leafcutting bees), (18) Pests (includes information on the sunflower moth), (19) Ornamental trial sites, (20) Annual reports for the NCRPIS activities, and (21) NCRPIS station images (a few photographs of typical activities at the NCRPIS). This homepage will provide scientists and laymen throughout the world with easy access to information regarding the activities at the NCRPIS and the National Plant Germplasm System. This medium will provide easier access by the general public than does publishing information in scientific journals or popular magazines.