Registration of radish genetic resources

Contributors to this page: CAAS, China (Qiu Yang, Li Xixiang); Bioversity International, Italy (Imke Thormann, Ehsan Dulloo); CGN, Netherlands (Noortje Bas); IPK, Germany (Andreas Börner, Ulrike Lohwasser); AVRDC, Taiwan (Andreas Ebert); USDA, USA (Larry Robertson); NBPGR, India (Chitra Pandey); SASA, UK (George Campbell); University of Warwick, UK (Charlotte Allender).

 Verifying accompanying documentation

Appropriate documentation is essential to track germplasm. Health and IPR certificates are very important. The following documents should accompany each consignment of plant germplasm depending on the donating country:

Verifying the consignment

Checking the content

Checking the genebank for duplicates

Checking the germplasm

Assigning numbers

Recording information during registration

The following information should be recorded for each consignment:

References and further reading

IBPGR. 1990. Descriptors for Brassica and Raphanus. International Board for Plant Genetic Resources, Rome, Italy. Published in association with the Commission of the European Communities. ISBN 92-9043-184-9. Available here (1.5 MB).

Rao NK, Hanson J, Dulloo ME, Ghosh K, Nowel D, Larinde M. 2006. Manual of seed handling in genebanks. Handbooks for Genebanks No. 8. Bioversity International, Rome, Italy. Available in English (1.5 MB), Spanish (1.4 MB) and French (1.9 MB).

Tunwar NS, Singh SV. 1988. Indian Minimum Seed Certification Standards CSCB Dept of Agril & Coop Min of Agril GOI, New Delhi pp 388.

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The Genebanks

The 11 CGIAR genebanks currently conserve 730,000 of cereals and grain legumes, forage crops, tree species, root and tuber crops, bananas and crop wild relatives.