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Book: International Germplasm Transfer: Past and Present
Published by: Crop Science Society of America and American Society of Agronomy



  1.  p. 165-176
    CSSA Special Publication 23.
    International Germplasm Transfer: Past and Present

    Ronny R. Duncan (ed.)

    ISBN: 978-0-89118-602-1


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International Cooperation in Barley Germplasm Activities'

  1. Steven E. Ullrich,
  2. Darrell M. Wesenberg,
  3. Harold E. Bockelman and
  4. Jerome D. Franckowiak
  1. Washington State University Pullman, Washington
    North Dakota State University Fargo, North Dakota



International cooperation in barley (Hordeum sp.) germplasm activities include collection, evaluation, and enhancement efforts. A trip to Himalayan countries is among recent collection expeditions. The International Plant Genetics Resources Institute (IPGRI), International Center for Agricultural Research for the Dry Areas (ICARDA), USDAARS, and the U.S. Barley Crop Germplasm Committee (CGC) are actively working on international coordination of barley working collections and core collection formation. An example of current germplasm evaluation is screening barley from the USDA-ARS National Small Grains Collection and breeders lines for barley stripe rust (Puccinia striiformis f. sp. hordei West) resistance in Bolivia. A major germplasm enhancement project is the North American Barley Genome Mapping Project, which has involved >30 scientists from the USA and Canada as well as coordination with overseas counterparts. Much of the cooperation in germplasm activities occurs due to the fact that barley researchers are a cohesive group worldwide.

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