SB 123.A1 Propagation. Special Methods. Germplasm Resources
The Plant Genetic Resources Newsletter publishes "...papers in English, French, or Spanish, dealing with the genetic resources of useful plants, resulting from new work, historical study, review and criticism in genetic diversity, ethnobotanical, and ecogeographical surveying, herbarium studies, collecting, characterization and evaluation, documentation, conservation, and genebank practice." This site offers the English version of the publication's holdings. Users wishing to access a Spanish or French version of the site, as well as the newsletter's latest issues, can do so from the top of the site.
Within the site's main page are discussions of the site's aims and scope, its sponsoring organizations, the newletter's times of availability, types of papers within the publication, and submission information, directed towards the editorial offices. Instructions for authors are accessible via a link in this area. Scrolling past the site's general information, the user will encounter links to view past issues of the newsletter. Selecting a date of interest then displays that issue's table of contents. All titles are direct links to viewing their respective, complete texts.
The site and its newsletter are sponsored by the International Plant Genetic Resources Institute (IPGRI); and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Plant Production and Protection Division, Rome, Italy.
Scroll down to bottom of site's main page to view links to past newsletter issues. Select date of interest to view table of contents. All titles are direct links to texts.
World Information and Early Warning System on Plant Genetic Resources is a database which has been "...implemented from several questionnaires sent to [participating] countries and submitted to [the] FAO [Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations]." The site serves as the database search engine for the FAO Plant Genetic Resources Specialized Information System and is a part of the FAO Plant Genetic Resources division and of WIEWS.
Within the site's main page, users have five query options: (1) search by institute; (2) search by genebank; (3) search by species; (4) search by contact people; and (5) search by crop activities. Within this area, the species division lists twenty species available for inquiry. In all cases, after selecting a query method, the user the will find a query page offering various fields for specifying searches. Categories of fields will differ among the search methods, and the following are featured field groups: (1) region and country names; (2) institute code; (3) institute name; (4) institute designation (international, CGIAR, regional, governmental, private sector, autonomous, and NGO); and (5) capacity, material, or crop specific fields.
Users should select applicable search fields within a given query page; matching results will document and describe noted search fields and provide contact information for the institution. At the bottom of the site's main page are links for searching help and the WIES homepage.
The site is maintained by the Plant Genetic Resources Specialized Information System; Plant Genetic Resources division, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO); Rome, Italy.
Select query method from site's main page; fill in applicable search fields. Scroll to view matching results.