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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Expedition to Republic of Georgia to Collect Temperate Fruit, Nut and Woody Landscape Germplasm

Authors
item Postman, Joseph
item Meyer, Paul - MORRIS ARBORETUM

Submitted to: Government Publication/Report
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: December 7, 2005
Publication Date: June 20, 2006
Citation: Postman, J.D., Meyer, P.W. 2006. Expedition to republic of georgia to collect temperate fruit, nut and woody landscape germplasm. Government Publication/Report. p. 1-111.

Interpretive Summary: Joseph Postman (USDA/ARS National Germplasm Repository, Corvallis, Oregon), Paul Meyer (Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), Marina Mosulishvili (Institute of Botany, Tbilisi, Georgia) and Giorgi Arabuli (State Museum of Georgia, Tbilisi, Georgia) participated in a plant germplasm expedition to eight of Georgia’s 18 provinces from September 19 to October 10, 2004. A material transfer agreement (MTA) between USDA Agricultural Research Service and Georgia Academy of Sciences Institute of Botany authorized the collection of many Georgian plant species of potential interest for their fruits, nuts, or woody landscape use. The MTA, in accordance with Bonn guidelines, promotes access to genetic resources and fair and equitable sharing of the benefits arising out of their utilization. The expedition team collected 136 plant and seed samples, and 94 herbarium vouchers representing 43 plant genera. Seed and plant samples have been deposited at appropriate USDA/ARS National Plant Germplasm System repositories for conservation, and also shared with arboretums, botanic gardens and researchers. Voucher specimens will be housed in the herbarium at the USDA/ARS National Arboretum in Washington D.C. with duplicate samples at the Morris Arboretum in Philadelphia and the Georgia State Museum in Tbilisi. Data for samples has been loaded to the publicly accessible USDA Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN) and the plant material is available to requestors for the improvement of these crops in the U.S. and abroad.

Technical Abstract: Joseph Postman (USDA/ARS National Germplasm Repository, Corvallis, Oregon), Paul Meyer (Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), Marina Mosulishvili (Institute of Botany, Tbilisi, Georgia) and Giorgi Arabuli (State Museum of Georgia, Tbilisi, Georgia) participated in a plant germplasm expedition to eight of Georgia’s 18 provinces from September 19 to October 10, 2004. A material transfer agreement (MTA) between USDA Agricultural Research Service and Georgia Academy of Sciences Institute of Botany authorized the collection of many Georgian plant species of potential interest for their fruits, nuts, or woody landscape use. The MTA, in accordance with Bonn guidelines, promotes access to genetic resources and fair and equitable sharing of the benefits arising out of their utilization. The expedition team collected 136 plant and seed samples, and 94 herbarium vouchers representing 43 plant genera. Seed and plant samples have been deposited at appropriate USDA/ARS National Plant Germplasm System repositories for conservation, and also shared with arboretums, botanic gardens and researchers. Voucher specimens will be housed in the herbarium at the USDA/ARS National Arboretum in Washington D.C. with duplicate samples at the Morris Arboretum in Philadelphia and the Georgia State Museum in Tbilisi. Data for samples has been loaded to the publicly accessible USDA Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN) and the plant material is available to requestors for the improvement of these crops in the U.S. and abroad.

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