Genetic resources activities at ICRISAT

Mangesha, M.H. (1988) Genetic resources activities at ICRISAT. Indian Journal of Plant Genetic Resources, 1 (1-2). pp. 49-58.

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Established in 1979, the Genetic Resources Unit (GRU), ICRISAT, is implementing short and long-term work plans in areas of germplasm collection, evaluation, maintenance, documentation, conservation and utilisation. The GRU has assembled 93,951 accessions in its gene bank from 125 centres which pertain to sorghum, pearl millet, chickpea, pigeon pea and groundnut. The status of these collections and the collaborative role of GRU in collection and conservation of genetic resources in national and international context is stressed. Future lines of activity are indicated. There is a need to have duplicate germplasm conservation centres and collection of wild relatives is stressed. ICRISAT has developed short-term, medium-term and long-term conservation facilities and its gene bank is now operational.

Item Type: Article
Author Affiliation: International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), Patancheru 502 324, Andhra Pradesh, India
Subjects: Crop Improvement > Genetics/Genomics
Divisions: Other Crops
Depositing User: Sandhya Gir
Date Deposited: 06 Jan 2011 20:50
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2011 20:51

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