JOURNAL OF NATURAL RESOURCES ›› 1995, Vol. 10 ›› Issue (3): 232-238.doi: 10.11849/zrzyxb.1995.03.005

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ADVANCE IN THE RESEARCH ON THE PRESERVATION OF CROP GERM-PLASM RESOURCES IN CHINA

Lu Xinxiong   

  1. Institute of Crop Germ-plasm Resources . Chinese Academy of Agricultural Science
  • Online:1995-09-25 Published:1995-09-25

Abstract: Preservation of crop germ-plasm resources has developed rapidly in China. In the last decade a system of preservation was established. Two long-term and more than ten mediumterm storage facilities for germ-plasm preservation have been built. More than 240 000 germplasms of 100 kinds of crops, including 29 families, 164 genera and more than 470 species (subspecies) are long stored in the National Genus Bank of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Science. More than 20 000 germ-plasms of perennial and vegetative crops are preserved in 23 National Germ-plasm Nursery. At the same time, the methods used for the preservation of germ-plasm have also been improved.

Key words: crop, germ-plasm resources, preservation