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dc.contributor.author N. Ruaraidh en_US
dc.contributor.author J. M. M. en_US
dc.contributor.author Th J. L. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-12-15T09:06:14Z
dc.date.available 2009-12-15T09:06:14Z
dc.date.issued 2002 en_US
dc.identifier 929043516X en_US
dc.identifier 978-9290435167 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Sackville Hamilton , N R , Engels , J M M & van Hintum , T J L 2002 , ' Accession Management: combining or splitting accessions as a tool to improve germplasm management efficiency ' . in Accession Management Trials of Genetic Resources Collections . International Plant Genetic Resources Institute . en_US
dc.identifier.other PURE: 758493 en_US
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/3822 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/3822
dc.description.abstract Production of this publication has been triggered by the following observations: (a) It is essential to document good accession management practices that have developed in practical genebank situations, as part of the process of establishing guidelines for optimal genebank management. (b) To date there has been no systematic treatment of issues related to the genetic composition of genebank accessions. (c) Genebank operations are becoming increasingly expensive, not only because of ever increasing collection sizes but also due to permanently rising labour and recurrent costs and the introduction of high-cost molecular and information technologies. This requires new approaches to optimize genebank operations, for example to benefit from the gains in productivity and performance now achievable through the new technologies. (d) There is a need to ensure that genebank management practices are indeed optimal, based on appropriate scientific and economic principles. Rising costs, falling budgets, developing molecular and information technologies, changing expectations are rapidly changing conditions, which present new challenges and opportunities that genebanks must face. To maximize the genetic and economic efficiency of conserving and utilizing ex situ collections of plant genetic resources, genebanks must develop innovative approaches more suited to modern conditions and make use of these opportunities. This Technical Bulletin deals with one aspect of the broader objective of helping to improve genebank management in response to changing conditions. Specifically, it aims to encourage discussion and consideration of the optimum genetic composition of the unit of management that we call the accession: if it is not optimal, should we split or combine accessions? en_US
dc.publisher International Plant Genetic Resources Institute en_US
dc.relation.ispartof Accession Management Trials of Genetic Resources Collections en_US
dc.title Accession Management: combining or splitting accessions as a tool to improve germplasm management efficiency en_US
dc.contributor.pbl Aberystwyth University en_US
dc.contributor.pbl Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences en_US


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