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Fruit (immature) of the desert annual Citrullus rehmii De Winter. This accession is being grown in the greenhouse for seed replenishment.
Over 100,000 seed and plant samples of 1608 species are safeguarded at the Griffin location.
Greenhouse seed increase of cowpea - Vigna unguiculata.
Carnea is a morning glory type Ipomoea. It is fast growing and often used for rootstock in sweet potato breeding to increase flowering.
The mission of the Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit is to preserve plant genetic resources for present and future researchers and educators. The Unit acquires, characterizes, conserves, evaluates, documents, and distributes genetic resources of agronomic and horticultural crops including sorghum, peanut, vegetables, subtropical and tropical legumes, warm-season grasses, cowpeas, annual clovers, new crops, other crops, and their wild relatives. The objectives of this project are to expand the genetic diversity and associated information of crop and wild relative species in the collection, conserve and regenerate genetic resources efficiently and effectively, distribute pathogen-tested samples and associated information to researchers worldwide, and characterize and evaluate plant genetic resources for molecular markers, morphological descriptors, and other key traits including biochemical content and product quality.