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What is a GeneBank?

It is germplasm conservation outside their natural ecosystem for posterity and research purpose. Genebanks are put up to collect the genes of certain cultivated species to facilitate their use in the research. They are called also genetic resource banks. The genetic material of these plants (in our case rice) is stored in the form of seeds (seeds), which are placed in a cold room forlong-term conservation.

Oryza glaberima is an example of genebank record.

Access to our genebank.

The GenBank database is designed to provide and encourage access within the scientific community to the most up to date and comprehensive information. Therefore, WAGIS places no restrictions on the use or distribution of the GenBank data. However, some submitters may claim patent, copyright, or other intellectual property rights in all or a portion of the data they have submitted. Wagis is not in a position to assess the validity of such claims, and therefore cannot provide comment or unrestricted permission concerning the use, copying, or distribution of the information contained in GenBank.


Warda/GRU is continuously developing new tools and enhancing existing ones to improve both submission and access to GenBank. The easiest way to keep abreast of these and other developments is to sign up on our e-mail list, read our News, available via the web and send your suggestions, and all on our Web page.



√: January 07, 2007

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