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dc.contributor.author Sackville Hamilton, N. Ruaraidh
dc.contributor.author Engels, J. M. M.
dc.contributor.author van Hintum, Th J. L.
dc.date.accessioned 2009-12-15T09:06:14Z
dc.date.available 2009-12-15T09:06:14Z
dc.date.issued 2002
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 Genetics Research Institute . en
dc.identifier.isbn 929043516X
dc.identifier.isbn 978-9290435167
dc.identifier.other PURE: 758493
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/3822
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/3822
dc.identifier.uri http://www.bioversityinternational.org/fileadmin/bioversity/publications/pdfs/800.pdf en
dc.description Sackville Hamilton, N. R., Engels, J. M. M., van Hintum, Th. J. L., Koo, B., Smale, M. (eds) (2002). Accession Management: combining or splitting accessions as a tool to improve germplasm management efficiency. IPGRI Technical Bulletin No. 5, International Plant Genetic Resources Institute (IPGRI), Rome, ISBN:929043516X, 67pp en
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
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher International Plant Genetics Research Institute
dc.relation.ispartof Accession Management Trials of Genetic Resources Collections en
dc.title Accession Management: combining or splitting accessions as a tool to improve germplasm management efficiency en
dc.type Text en
dc.type.publicationtype Book chapter en
dc.contributor.institution Aberystwyth University en
dc.contributor.institution Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences en


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