The society of underutilized legumes(SUL) holding it’s 3rd National Annual Conference at the Institute of Agricultural Research and Training (IAR&T) in Ibadan Nigeria, where Prof Michael Abberton head of genetic resource center(GRC) of International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) was recognized, and the award of an honorary fellowship was conferred on him for his outstanding […]
The sole purpose of IITA genetic resources centre (GRC) operations in collections and conservation of crop genomics is its purpose of distribution and documentations upon successful research. The product of research is made freely available to the public and other research institute willing to use the germplasm materials by adhering to germplasm ordering procedure and […]
Genetic Resource Center (IITA) having the largest collection of Cowpea in the World (with Over 15,000 Accessions of cowpea).
Today, the world is losing Genetic Resources (Germplasm) of varieties at unprecedented rate. Therefore, Agricultural sustainability of varieties now depends on strong conservation composite. Over the years, the drive to conserve genetic materials for food security had pose major challenge for researchers and breeders with few among many had been able to conserve numbers […]
Seed conformity process is a phase in the seed-processing life cycle of purifying mixed seeds accession that result from harvest process. During Harvesting, technicians harvested multiple accessions on the same field location and as a result there is always a mixed up of accession, dead seed, and broken seed due to threshing and handling of […]
In vitro genebank is an ex-situ conservation method that basically allows safeguarding of valuable genetic diversity of particular crops, outside their original or natural habitat, under artificial growing (in vitro). Achieved with slow growth conditions, in vitro conservation involves maintenance of plant explants in a sterile, pathogen-free environment and mostly applied to vegetative propagated […]
The act of safeguarding germplasm in IITA Genetic Resources center (GRC) had always been put first to prevent loss of Accession from any natural occurrences that might cause loss of germplasm. To keep the core mandate of conservation in the in vitro room where plant are conserve outside its own natural habitat using in […]