Joint service of the IAEA and Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Registry and distribution system for plant breeders and geneticists of important crops induced to mutate using radiation or chemicals.
Rapid and free access to such mutants is essential to determine their value and potential for use in locations other than where they were produced. In addition, mutants of crops are becoming very valuable in functional genomics and proteomics. Hence, it is essential to collect, conserve and facilitate the distribution of mutants of important crops for unrestricted access by plant breeders and geneticists around the world. Moreover, collections of such mutants would maintain germplasm diversity enshrined in local cultivars. MGR is a prototype of how this may occur.
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Last Resource Update : 2006
Food and Agriculture
Nuclear Sciences and Applications | NAFA - Division of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture
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Mutant, mutation techniques, mutagenesis, mutation induction, induced mutations, breeding, genetics, mutant variety, mutant variety database, marker assisted selection