CIP to provide way out of root and tuber genebank database hell?

The International Potato Center (CIP) has announced the launch of two databases. One is on its potato and sweetpotato genebank holdings, and the other on advanced potato varieties and clones. Will their usability and content satisfy Jeremy? Do they satisfy you? Check them out and let us know what you think, we promise to pass the message on.

One Reply to “CIP to provide way out of root and tuber genebank database hell?”

  1. This looks like a very specialised source of information. It is great to see that the information is being made freely available. For an outsider there are several obstacles ie. too much choice, too many clicks with a mouse button, in order to get any real joy out of this rather obscure database (we all know potatoes are an important food, though). Maybe the PR people should be involved and put a bit more of a spin on it by fishing out some hightlights? Any chance for secondary schools to utilise the data to gain some insights?

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