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American Pomological Society

Volume 28 Number 4 Article 4 Pages: 83-85
Year 1974 Month 10
Title: Preservation of Small Fruits Germplasm for Germplasm Work Shop
Author: D.H. Scott
There is no large collection of cultivars and species of small fruits in the United States. As old cultivars are discontinued for commercial use they are discarded and no longer available for breeding. There is a need to preserve the germplasm to avoid genetic vulnerability. A proposal is made to make plans to establish a germplasm repository of small fruits cultivars and species in a greenhouse until such time that meristem cultures. can be developed.

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