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Storage 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).

Contents:
Base collection
Active collection

Base collection


NGB-NBPGR inside view of long-term storage (photo: NBPGR)

Sample specifications

Minimum sample size for storage

Minimum viability for storage

Moisture content

Container specifications

Seed packaging method

Specifications of packaging material

Storage specifications

 Assigning location codes

Storage conditions

Recording information during storage – Base collection

The following information should be recorded for each step:

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Active collection

Sample specifications

Minimum sample size for storage

Minimum viability for storage

Moisture content

Container specifications

Seed packaging method

Specifications of packaging material

Storage specifications

Assigning location codes

Storage conditions

Recording information during storage – Active collection

The following information should be recorded for each step:

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References and further reading

FAO/IPGRI. 1994. Genebank standards. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome and International Plant Genetic Resources Institute, Rome. Available in English, Spanish, French and Arabic.

Vertucci CW, Roos EE.1990. Theoretical Basis of Protocols for Seed Storage. Plant Physiology, 94: 1019-1023. Available from: http://www.plantphysiol.org/cgi/reprint/94/3/1019. Date accessed: 4 June 2010.

Vertucci CW, Roos EE. 1993.Theoretical basis of protocols for seed storage II. The influence of temperature on optimal moisture levels. Seed Science Research, 3: 201-213. Available from: http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayFulltext?type=1&fid=2205036&jid=SSR&volumeId=3&issueId=03&aid=1353180. Date accessed: 4 June 2010.

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.

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