IT background of the medium-term storage of Martonvásár Cereal Genebank resources in phytotron cold rooms

Kuti, Csaba József and Láng, László and Megyeri, Mária and Bányai, Judit and Bedő, Zoltán (2013) IT background of the medium-term storage of Martonvásár Cereal Genebank resources in phytotron cold rooms. ACTA AGRONOMICA HUNGARICA, 61 (1). pp. 71-77. ISSN 0238-0161


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Genebanks are storage facilities designed to maintain the plant genetic resources of crop varieties (and their wild relatives) and to ensure that they are made available and distributed for use by plant breeders, researchers and farmers. The Martonvásár Cereal Genebank (MV-CGB) collection evolved from the working collections of local breeders and consists predominantly of local and regional materials. Established in 1992 by the Agricultural Research Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (Bedő, 2009), MVCGB with its over 10,000 accessions of the major species (Triticum, Aegilops, Agropyron, Elymus, Thinopyrum, Pseudoroegneria, Secale, Hordeum, Avena, Zea mays), became one of the approx. 80 cereal germplasm collections that exist globally. In Martonvásár breeding is underway on a number of cereal species, and large numbers of genotypes are tested each year in the field and under laboratory conditions. The increasing size of the research programmes assisted by a modern genebank background involve an enormous increase in the quantity of data that must be handled during research activities such as traditional breeding, pre-breeding and organic breeding. A computerized system is of primary importance to synchronize breeding and genebank activities, to monitor the quality and quantity of seed accessions in cold storage, to assist the registration of samples, and to facilitate characterization, regeneration and germplasm distribution.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: agroinformatics, genebank database, breeding software, barcodes
Subjects: S Agriculture / mezőgazdaság > S1 Agriculture (General) / mezőgazdaság általában
S Agriculture / mezőgazdaság > SB Plant culture / növénytermesztés
Depositing User: MTMT SWORD
Date Deposited: 27 Nov 2013 08:58
Last Modified: 15 Apr 2014 23:15

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