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Documentation and tools that can be used by all genebanks to undertake their activities more effectively.

Many of these were originally developed as part of the Crop Genebank Knowledge Base, funded by the World Bank. New resources will be added by the CGIAR genebanks as they become available.

Information and tools that can be used by all genebanks to undertake their activities more effectively. Many of these were originally developed as part of the Crop Genebank Knowledge Base, funded by the World Bank.

Contact the Genebank Platform if you have suggestions or queries.

Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs)

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Sample processing and viability in field banks (cultivated rice)

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Sample processing and viability in field banks (wild rice and related genera)

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Storage in field banks (forage grass)

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Regeneration guidelines for wild rice and related genera

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Crops

Overviews of the crops conserved in Center genebanks along with access to more detailed information relevant to conservation of each crop.

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Data Management

Information about accessions of crop diversity is every bit as important as the accessions themselves. Better information management makes it easier for breeders and others to find useful diversity.

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Best practices for the safe transfer of lentil germplasm

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Field bank (cultivated rice, wild rice and related genera)

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In vitro bank (cultivated rice, wild rice and related genera)

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Diagnostic protocols for sweetpotato

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Genebank Operations

From collecting crop diversity and bringing it into the genebank to distribution of healthy samples. Guides to important genebank activities.

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Guidelines for the safe transfer of potato germplasm

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Global Crop Strategies

How is crop diversity being conserved worldwide? Where are the gaps and the duplications? One crop at a time, these global strategies map out the route to a more rational global system of diversity conservation.

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General genebank management strategies and principles

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Phytosanitary Operations

It is vital that genebank accessions remain healthy and that samples for distribution do not risk spreading pests and diseases. Guides to assessing and maintaining plant health.

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