Plant Genetic Resources and Genebank Management Training Module (3.6MB)
This module was developed by Bioversity International with support from Republic of Korea’s Rural Development Administration (RDA) for the International Training Course on Plant Genetic Resources and Genebank Management held in Suwon, Republic of Korea on 7-18 September 2009.
The training course is a joint collaboration of the Bioversity International and RDA with the purpose of contributing to capacity development on genebank management in the Asia Pacific and Oceania region. It aims to train genebank curators and genetic resource professionals on an array of good practices and new developments for effective ex situ conservation and sustainable utilization of genetic diversity.
The course brings together the best in the field to support the implementation of this module. The corps of trainers is composed of experts from RDA, Bioversity International, International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), Asian Vegetable Research Development Center (AVRDC), Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the University of Tsukuba, Japan. Bioversity and RDA acknowledge the support of these international lecturers and their respective organizations.
Bioversity International hopes that this module will not only be useful for this training course but also for implementing what our trainees learned afterwards. Bioversity International encourages trainees to echo what they have learned to their colleagues.
Objectives of this training module:
The course aims to train genebank curators and genetic resource professionals in good practices for effective ex situ conservation and sustainable utilization of genetic diversity held in genebanks.
More specific objectives include:
To enhance the use of standard protocols for routine genebank operations including how to develop a genebank operation manual;
To develop a practical understanding of the utilization of genetic resources and the interface between genebanks and breeders;
To equip participants with essential knowledge in documentation and database management;
To acquaint the participants with morphological andmolecular techniques to characterize and evaluate plant genetic resources; and
To enhance awareness of international and national policy instruments and regimes concerning access to and exchange of genetic resources.
PART 1. Discussion and Lectures
DISCUSSION 1. Policy Instruments and Regimes for Access and Exchange of Genetic Resources
LECTURE 1. Seed Processing and Storage
LECTURE 2. Germplasm Regeneration
LECTURE 3. Characterization and Evaluation
LECTURE 4. Documentation and Information Management
LECTURE 5. Germplasm Exploration and Collection
LECTURE 6. Use of Molecular Markers for Diversity Analysis
LECTURE 7. Utilization of Plant Genetic Resources in Pre-breeding/Genetic Enhancement
LECTURE 8. Genebank Development and Management
PART 2. Practicum
PRACTICUM 1. Seed Processing and Drying
PRACTICUM 2. Purity and Health Testing
PRACTICUM 3. Storage Conditions, Viability Testing and Monitoring
PRACTICUM 4. Documentation and Information Management
PRACTICUM 5. Practicum 5. Regeneration Plan, Distribution Standards and Collection Security
PRACTICUM 6. Germplasm Exploration and Collection
PRACTICUM 7. Characterization and Evaluation
Citation: Bioversity International and Rural Development Administration. 2009. A Training Module for the International Course on Plant Genetic Resources and Genebank Management. Bioversity International, Rome, Italy.
Module Prepared by: Prof Nestor C Altoveros and Prof Teresita H Borromeo of the University of the Philippines, Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines.
Photo Credits: From left to right. a) Local varieties of rice on display at the CRRA Research Station in Sotuba, Bamako, Mali (P.Bordoni/Bioversity International); b) Long purple aubergines on sale in the Turgetreis Market, Turkey (A.Jarvis/Bioversity International); c) Barley (Bioversity slideshow); d) Background photo: Chillies, aubergines and tomatoes on sale in the Turgetreis Market,Turkey (A.Jarvis/Bioversity International).
Cover Design and Layout: Katrina Borromeo