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Germplasm Resources Information Network

Germplasm Resources Information Network or GRIN is an online USDA National Genetic Resources Program software project to comprehensively manage the computer database for the holdings of all plant germplasm collected by the National Plant Germplasm System.[1]

GRIN has extended its role to manage information on the germplasm reposits of insect (invertebrate), microbial, and animal species (see Sub-Projects).[2]

Description

The site is a resource for identifying taxonomic information (scientific names) as well as common names[3] on more than 500,000 accessions (distinct varieties, cultivars etc.) of plants covering 10,000 species;[4][5] both economically important ones[3] and wild species. It profiles plants that are invasive or noxious weeds,[3] threatened or endangered,[3] giving out data on worldwide distribution[3] of its habitat; as well as passport information.[6] GRIN also incorporates an Economic Plants Database.[3]

The network is maintained by GRIN's Database Management Unit (GRIN/DBMU).[2] GRIN is under the oversight of National Germplasm Resources Laboratory (NGRL) in Beltsville, Maryland,[6] which in 1990 replaced its forerunner, the Germplasm Services Laboratory (GSL),[2] that had formerly run GRIN).[7]

Sub-projects

A stated mission of GRIN is to support the following projects:[8]

See also

References

  1. ^ National Research Council (U.S.); Committee on Managing Global Genetic Resources: Agricultural Imperatives (1991). The U.S. National Plant Germplasm System. National Academies Press. p. 139. ISBN 9780309043908. 
  2. ^ a b c "About us". Agricultural Resource Service. May 11, 2009. Archived from the original on May 27, 2012. Retrieved June 2012.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  3. ^ a b c d e f Lipscomb, Barney L.; Pipoly, John James; Sanders, Roger William (2000). Floristics in the New Millennium: Proceedings of the Flora of the Southeast US Symposium. 18. BRIT Press. p. 90. ISBN 9781889878041. 
  4. ^ Miller, William; Pellen, Rita M. (2006). Evolving Internet Reference Resources. 1. Psychology Press,. ISBN 9780789030252. , p.386, gives 450,000 accessions (outdated; grin gives 500,000 as of Jun-2012)
  5. ^ "Accession Area Queries". Germplasm Resources Information Network. Archived from the original on May 27, 2012. Retrieved June 2012.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help), gives 500,000 accessions
  6. ^ a b Ullrich, Steven E. (2011). Barley: Production, Improvement, and Uses. NJohn Wiley & Sons. ISBN 9780813801230. , p.149
  7. ^ National Research Council (U.S.).; Committee on Managing Global Genetic Resources: Agricultural Imperatives (1991). The U.S. National Plant Germplasm System. National Academies Press. ISBN 9780309043908. , p.6, 96
  8. ^ "About GRIN". Germplasm Resources Information Network. Archived from the original on May 9, 2012. Retrieved June 2012.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)

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