Crop Genebank Knowledge Base

  • Increase font size
  • Default font size
  • Decrease font size

Terms used on the Crop Genebank Knowledge Base.

Search for glossary terms (regular expression allowed)
Begins with Contains Exact term Sounds like
All A B C D E F G H I L M N O P Q R S T U V W
Page:  « Prev 1 2
Term Definition

The entire complement of genetic material in an organism.

Genomic DNA

The full complement of DNA contained in the genome of a cell or organism.


The genetic constitution of an individual plant or organism.

Geographic Information Systems

(GIS) A set of computer software designed to capture, organize, store, and analyze geographically referenced (spatial) information.


The biological process that leads to the development of a seedling from a seed. Radicle emergence is the first visible sign of germination but may be followed by no further growth or by abnormal development. According to ISTA rules only seedlings showing normal morphology are considered to have germinated.

Germination test

A procedure to determine the percentage of seeds that are capable of germinating under a given set of conditions.


The genetic material that forms the physical basis of heredity and that is transmitted from one generation to the next by germ cells.


Genetically modified organisms


Genetic Resource Centre for Temperate Pasture Legumes, Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia (website)

Page:  « Prev 1 2
Sources for this glossary: IPGRI Tech. Bulletin 10: Molecular markers for genebank management and Seed handling in genebanks training course
Glossary open source software by M. Brampton

International Agricultural Research Centres who worked together to make this site possible:
Africa Rice Center | Bioversity International | CIAT | CIMMYT | CIP | ICARDA | ICRISAT | IFPRI | IITA | ILRI | IRRI |

You are here: