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gene bank

n
1. (Botany) a collection of seeds, plants, tissue cultures, etc, of potentially useful species, esp species containing genes of significance to the breeding of crops
2. (Genetics) another name for gene library
Translations
banque de gènes
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The nation's biggest gene bank, located in Fort Collins, Colo.
The first centre will be at the existing HRI site in Wellesbourne, near Warwick, where the invaluable vegetable gene bank is housed, with the second centre at East Malling Research in Kent.
They and others escaped but many breeds came within a whisker of extinction,prompting the setting up of the RBST Heritage Gene Bank to preserve and rebuild Britain's rare sheep breeds after the crisis.
A Warwickshire-based charity is to kickstart its plans this autumn to create a gene bank of rare sheep as part of an extensive conservation programme to protect native farm animals.
He also sends seed to gene bank partners at the International Livestock Research institute in Africa and Columbia's international Centre of Tropical Agriculture in Columbia.
To date, the IMF has conducted more than 120 educational seminars worldwide, maintains a world-renowned hotline, and operates Bank on a Cure[R], a unique gene bank to advance myeloma research.
Tenders are invited for E-tender for upgradation/modernization of existing national gene bank facilities at nbpgr, new delhi
Abu Dhabi The UAE is to set up a gene bank for all plant species native to the country, a senior government official said yesterday.
IRRI maintains the International Rice Gene Bank containing over 109,000 types of rice, yet relatively few have been used in breeding programs.
Anatomy highlighted the various activities taken place at faculty level and said that Camel gene pool and gene bank has been established at UAF campus in which the study of characters of various Camel breeds is being carried out.
A Warwickshire-based charity is to create a gene bank of rare sheep as part of an extensive conservation programme to protect native farm animals.
It aims to set up a gene bank to protect more than 70 traditional farm breeds after the foot and mouth epidemic saw their numbers fall to a record low.