We just got hold of a very neat infographic summarizing the work of the USDA’s National Plant Germplasm System on the Management of Temperate-adapted Forage Legume Genetic Resources and Associated Information.
If you were to scan that QR code, you’d get here, and be able to select and order material from the USDA’s GRIN-Global site.
Here’s the distribution of over 6000 USDA-held accessions of Medicago, Trifolium and Lotus with geographical coordinates according to Genesys.
The colours show annual mean temperature.
The light blogging this past week was because of the annual meeting of the CGIAR Genebank Platform. I’ll be writing about it presently, but in the meantime, you can check out #genebanks2019 to get a flavour of the proceedings.
Spoiler alert: there’s more to it than information and awareness-raising.