Crop Germplasm Committees

The Crop Germplasm Committees (CGC) are comprised of a cross section of NPGS users who provide technical support to NPGS genebanks and collections. They serve as subject matter experts to guide curatorial staff on best practices, including the priorities and techniques for characterizing the collections. They also help review proposals that fund plant explorations and evaluation grants for scientific rigor. There are currently 42 CGCs representing almost all major and minor crops of economic importance in the U.S. Each committee includes a chair and members from government agencies, universities, and commercial interests who volunteer their time and expertise to support the NPGS. Cut open peach with stone fruit
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