Crop Genebank Knowledge Base

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Refers to studies among species.


Refers to studies of taxa or populations within a species.


A list of samples (and their characteristics) that is stored in a genebank.


International Plant Genetic Resources Institute (now Bioversity International) (website)


Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK), Gatersleben, Germany (website)


International Rice Research Institute (website)


Information Sciences/Genetic Resources University of Colorado (USA)


International Organization for Standardization (website)


A graph showing the relationship between seed moisture content and percentage relative humidity (see also sorption isotherms).


Multiple forms of an enzyme whose synthesis is controlled by more than one gene.

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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 |

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