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Plant Germplasm
Animal Germplasm
Microbial Germplasm
Invertebrate Germplasm
   
 Germplasm Resources Information Network
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In 1990, the U.S. Congress authorized establishment of a National Genetic Resources Program (NGRP). It is the NGRP's responsibility to: acquire, characterize, preserve, document, and distribute to scientists, germplasm of all lifeforms important for food and agricultural production.

The Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN) web server provides germplasm information about plants, animals, microbes and invertebrates. This program is within the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service.

The National Genetic Resources Advisory Council (NGRAC) advises and makes recommendations to the Secretary and Director of the NGRP. The NGRAC responds to the important issues of the nation in respect to conserving and utilizing genetic resources for food and agriculture.

Click here. for a summary of the GRIN-Global project that is developing and deploying a new version of the GRIN system for plants.

     
 
Updated 30-Apr-2013
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