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Agri Research Centers to Mine Genetic Treasure in Seed Banks
Friday, 2015/01/23 | 08:02:08

Agricultural gene banks will cease from simply serving as storage of plant seeds, but will now be used to find traits that can be utilized to develop better crop varieties.

 

The new initiative, called DivSeek aims to unlock the potential of crop diversity stored in gene banks around the world and make it available to all so that it can be used to improve productivity, sustainability and resilience of crops and agricultural systems. DivSeek is an effort of an international consortium of 69 public sector partners, including CGIAR Consortium of International Agricultural Research Centers.

 

Read more at http://www.divseek.org/ and http://news.sciencemag.org/biology/2015/01/divseek-aims-mine-genetic-treasure-seed-bank-vaults.

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