Accessing mutant barley

A post over at Plantwise reminded me that I wanted to link to an IAEA video on the mutation-breeding of the Peruvian barley variety called Centenario. Simply because it’s an interesting story, reasonably well told.

Alas, the mutants involved do not seem to feature in the FAO/IAEA Mutant Germplasm Repository Database. If they did, they would be available from the Multilateral System of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture.

LATER: It has been pointed out to me that Centenario does feature in a different database maintained by the FAO/IAEA Joint Division. That’s not the stuff in the International Treaty, though.

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