Ex Situ Training Course

Introduction and course objectives (0.07 MB)

Module 1: Basic concepts of conservation for plant genetic resources (0.34 MB)

Module_2: Germplasm acquisition and introduction (seeds and asexual propagules) (0.2 MB)

Module_3: Germplasm conservation:

Submodule A: Multiplication and regeneration (0.07 MB)

Submodule B: Harvesting, conditioning, and quantificationsubmodule (0.23 MB)

Submodule C: Verifying the biological quality of germplasmsubmodule (0.21 MB)

Submodule D: Verifying phytosanitary quality (0.49 MB)

Submodule E: Storing germplasm (0.1 MB)

Module_4: Germplasm characterization (0.14 MB)

Module_5: Managing plant germplasm banks (0.07 MB)

Module_6: Germplasm documentation (0.08 MB)

Glossary (0.17 MB)

This course is for people working in germplasm banks, botanical gardens, arboreta, and on crop diversity projects. It is based on the materials used in the 2004 distance learning course offered to Latin American professionals and technicians with the English version adapted to serve a wider audience.

This publication covers basic concepts of:

The course aims to answer why, what, for whom and how to conserve.

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.