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Seed Longevity Initiative of CGIAR Genebanks: Inter- and intra-species differences in seed longevity: what can be discovered from the historical germination test data of the CGIAR genebanks?

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Project Description
The cost of conservation, the use of plant genetic resources, and forward-planning the regeneration of accessions hinges upon genebank understanding of relative seed longevity. Unfortunately, the variables that affect the life-span of seeds, such as the species and pre- and post-harvest conditions, are rather poorly understood. This project supported an effort by the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) to gain understanding about the timeline of seed viability through analysis of historical germination re-test data and training to IRRI staff and national genebanks.
Institute Name
International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)
Institute Country
List of Countries
  • Philippines
Program Name
CGIAR Program
CGIAR Consortium Office
Start Date
16th of June 2015
End Date
31st of December 2016
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