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THE NATIONAL PLANT GENETIC RESOURCES CENTER
TAIWAN AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE




FOREWORD




   Economic production model




Germplasm (genetic resources) is the basis of crop improvement.Genetic variations and diversity of plant are the motivating force for continuous process in breeding. In recent years agricultural production and management have adopted a more specialized economic production model. Cultivars is usually based on hybrid seeds or fixed commercial varieties so that the survival of native varieties and wild plants become threatened. These primitive types have genetically high disease resistance or environment tolerance (e.g. high, low temperature, arid environment, etc.) and maybe a precious source for crop improvement in the future. In view of the long term needs of mankind, countries all over the world have set up seed storage vaults for the preservation of genetic materials of plants so as to maintain the genetic diversity for further improvement and biotechnologic studies. In the way, ecologic balance among biological entities can be maintained.

Lycoris Aurea
Pleione fomosana Hay
Wild varieties of soybean



ACTIVITIES

Activities at the Center can be divided into 4 parts:

Acquisition Preservation Distribution Research on germplasm
preservation and
identification technolgies



Mission

Prospects

Plants Characters Data Query

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