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The U.S. National Plant Germplasm System

National Research Council

Published March 21st 2009
ISBN : 9781280211942
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171 pages
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In the United States, the critical task of preserving our plant genetic resources is the responsibility of the National Plant Germplasm System (NPGS).NPGS undergoes a thorough analysis in this book, which offers wide-ranging recommendations forMoreIn the United States, the critical task of preserving our plant genetic resources is the responsibility of the National Plant Germplasm System (NPGS).NPGS undergoes a thorough analysis in this book, which offers wide-ranging recommendations for equipping the agency to better meet U.S. needs--and lead international conservation efforts.The book outlines the importance and status of plant genetic conservation and evaluates NPGSs multifaceted operations. Two options for revamping NPGS within the U.S. Department of Agriculture are included.