Featured comment: Using genebanks

Important reminder from Maarten van Ginkel as part of a comment on yesterday’s post about the Australian genebanking publication.

We need strong awareness raising and encouragement to see gene banks not just as final resting places for historic exotic germplasm, but also as portals for highly needed useful genetic diversity for future introgression into modern crops.

Maarten was closely involved in both CIMMYT’s Wheat Genebank and the Australian Grains Genebank.

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