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Information in the book and its sources are fully elaborated on in the ARS Germplasm Resources Information Network, which is part of the ARS National Plant Germplasm System and is publicly available online.
Underlying all crop improvement research are the conserved genetic resources in the National Plant Germplasm System, which includes perennial grain accessions.
They will re-sequence 20,000 soybean lines that are currently stored in the National Plant Germplasm System to identify desired variances of genes that are not currently captured by domesticated soybean lines.
USDA's Agricultural Research Service operates a network of 20 repositories, or 'banks,' that make up the National Plant Germplasm System.
Genetic material of this release will be deposited in the National Plant Germplasm System in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, where it will be available for worldwide distribution to growers and for research purposes.
Coupled with ARS's National Plant Germplasm System, which manages working collections of more than 530,000 plant accessions, it has become a formidable partnership for success.
National Plant Germplasm System (NPGS) is a vital network of genebanks where plants from around the world are curated, propagated, analyzed, and distributed for scientific use.
The genetic resources collected by the National Plant Germplasm System have been made publicly available to researchers around the world, and the materials have been essential for research on improving crop nutrition, yield, stress tolerance, and disease resistance.