Ex situ training course
Introduction and course objectives (0.07 MB)
Submodule E: Storing germplasm (0.1 MB)
Module_4: Germplasm characterization (0.14 MB)
Module_5: Managing plant germplasm banks (0.07 MB)
Module_6: Germplasm documentation (0.08 MB)
Glossary (0.17 MB)
This course is for people working in germplasm banks, botanical gardens, arboreta, and on crop diversity projects. It is based on the materials used in the 2004 distance learning course offered to Latin American professionals and technicians with the English version adapted to serve a wider audience.
This publication covers basic concepts of:
- plant genetic resources
- germplasm acquisition
- germplasm bank management
The course aims to answer why, what, for whom and how to conserve.