Crop Germplasm Committees by Le907F8Z


									Crop Germplasm Committees

    Roles and Responsibilities
           42 COMMITTEES

• Cover most major agricultural crops

• Federal, State and Industry

• Mix of Scientific Disciplines

• Geographic Representation for the Crop(s)

• Assess adequacy of collections

• Identify breeding programs that are in danger of
  being lost

• Advise curators on regeneration procedures
• Monitor staffing and infrastructure for NPGS sites
  and provide suggestions for increased support

• Provide means for commodity groups to voice
  opinions on the need for genetic resources

• Maintain knowledge of international genetic
  resource programs
• Develop concise reports when requested on
  germplasm activities for each crop(s)

• Maintain updated versions of the Crop
  Germplasm Committee reports and vulnerability

• Maintain the descriptor lists in GRIN and ensure
  appropriate data is entered into the system

• Advise curators and GRIN on molecular data
  that should be incorporated into the system

• Suggest improvements for the GRIN public
                 ALL CGCs
• Developed descriptor lists

• Developed the CGC Report/Vulnerability

• Advise curators as needed

• Respond to requests from the National System

• Reviewed collection gaps and needs

• Supported germplasm exploration trips to
  Central Asia

• Supported backup of apple collection in liquid
  nitrogen at NCGRP

• Developed core collection and sent it to several
  locations for evaluation

• Supportive in regenerating collection

• Very active ensuring GRIN data (passport and
  evaluation) was complete

• Very active in exploration and ensuring a good
  representation for the genus

• Established a research evaluation program for
  accessions under quarantine

• Quickly took action to repropagate the collection
  to safeguard it against Pierce’s Disease
  Leafy Vegetable, Pepper, Root &

• Regenerated the Onion, Celery & Pepper
  collections with assistance from State and private

• Ongoing Exploration Program

• Ongoing Evaluation Program

• Latin American Maize Project (LAMP)

• Germplasm Enhamncement of Maize (GEM)
                Bean, Pea

• Developed programs to clean up collection from
  seed borne viruses
              Food Legume

• Found resistance in collection to a serious
  disease of Lentil and incorporated it into new
          Quarantine Issues

• Apple, Pear, Potato, Prunus, Rice, Sweetpotato,
         Woody Landscape

• Developed a program to partner with several
  arboreta to maintain national collections
              Small Grains

• Major ongoing evaluation programs
GRIN Reports
Leafy Vegetable CGC
    Descriptor List for APIUM
    Descriptor Report with Frequency of Observations for APIUM
    Descriptor List for LETTUCE
    Descriptor Report with Frequency of Observations for LETTUCE
    Descriptor List for SPINACH
    Minutes of the CGC 2002 Meeting
    Minutes of the CGC 2003 Meeting
    Minutes of the CGC 2004 Meeting
    Minutes of the CGC 2005 Meeting
    Minutes of the CGC 2006 Meeting
    Minutes of the CGC 2007 Meeting
    Minutes of the CGC 2008 Meeting
    Minutes of the CGC 2009 Meeting
    Leafy Vegetable CGC 2004 Report
Number of Accessions by Species
Number of Accessions by Country
Characteristic/Evaluation Data
Number of Lettuce Observations

DNAME                            TOTAL
HEAD TYPE                                453
HEAD DEPTH                               187
LEAF COLOR                               276
SEED COLOR                               415
ANTHOCYANIN                               29
FLOWER COLOR                              35
HEAD DIAMETER                            187
HEAD SOLIDITY                            187
LEAF CRISPNESS                           199
DAYS TO BOLTING                          340
DAYS TO MATURITY                         219
DAYS TO SEED MATURITY                     35
100 SEED WEIGHT IN GRAMS                 1753
VERTICILLIUM WILT RACE 1                 130
VERTICILLIUM WILT RACE 2                 584
    USDA, ARS, ONP, and NGRL
appreciates your service on the CGCs

You are an important part of the NPGS
  and we are here to facilitate your

We encourage you, and are eager to
 work with you, to maintain strong,
    vibrant, active committees

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