NRSP-6 - United States Potato Genebank

The mission of the NRSP-6 Potato Genebank is to facilitate improvements in the potato of the future by promoting the use of valuable exotic genes found in wild potato germplasm. Small tubers are typical of wild potato species (as illustrated in the picture to the left), but they represent a veritable treasure chest of genetic diversity for potentially useful traits that may someday be bred into new varieties. These new varieties must be able to overcome the challenges of pests and stresses with less dependence on chemical fertilizers, insecticides and fungicides. NRSP-6 is doing this through a 5-fold approach: Acquisition, Classification, Preservation, Evaluation and Distribution of potato germplasm.



MORE ABOUT NRSP-6 AD HOC TUBERS
IN THE NEWS ORDERING POTATO STOCKS
GENEBANK HOLDINGS INTERGENEBANK DATABASE
EVALUATION DATA ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS and CGC
STAFF OTHER SITES OF INTEREST
STAFF ACCOMPLISHMENTS SEARCH GRIN
GERMPLASM HANDLING TIPS


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