Genetic resources

The Integrated Breeding Platform, in collaboration with existing genebanks in the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) and national agricultural research institutes, proposes to provide information to facilitate  acces to suitable germplasm and related information.

The IBP taps into the CGIAR System-wide Genetic Resources Programme (SGRP) and similar services developed by other partners. IBP users can obtain germplasm through GENESYS, a global portal for information about plant genetic resources for food and agriculture (PGRFA) that is the result of collaboration between Bioversity International on behalf of SGRP, the Global Crop Diversity Trust, and the Secretariat of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture.

For more information on GENESYS and the germplasm they can provide, click on the appropriate tab under Genetic Resources in the sidebar on the left.  Some germplasm may also be available from research projects supported by GCP -  see the Generation Challenge Programme Product Catalogue. For more information and assistance contact Larry Butler.

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