Study led by CSU, USDA finds National Plant Germplasm System critical for plant breeding

A new study led by Pat Byrne, a professor in Colorado State University’s Department of Soil and Crop Sciences. Byrne, in collaboration with Gayle Volk of USDA-ARS and other researchers from Cornell University, Iowa State University, the University of Wisconsin and USDA-ARS, found that the NPGS materials house vital genetic information that offers novel opportunities for plant breeding.

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