Abbreviations

APHIS

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

ARS

Agricultural Research Service

CGIAR

Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research

CIAT

Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical (International Center of Tropical Agriculture)

CPC

Center for Plant Conservation

CSRS

Cooperative State Research Service

DBMU

Database Management Unit

DNA

deoxyribonucleic acid

FAO

Food and Agriculture Organization (of the United Nations)

GMT

Germplasm Matrix Team

GRIN

Germplasm Resources Information Network

GSL

Germplasm Services Laboratory

IBPGR

International Board for Plant Genetic Resources

IR-1

Interregional Research Project-1 (potatoes)

IR-2

Interregional Research Project-2 (virus free fruit trees)

Native Seed/SEARCH

Native Seed/Southwestern Endangered Aridland Resource Clearing House

NGRL

National Germplasm Resources Laboratory

NPGC

National Plant Germplasm Committee

NPGQL

National Plant Germplasm Quarantine Laboratory

NPGRB

National Plant Genetic Resources Board

NPGS

National Plant Germplasm System



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MANAGING GLOBAL GENETIC RESOURCES: The U.S. National Plant Germplasm System Abbreviations APHIS Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service ARS Agricultural Research Service CGIAR Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research CIAT Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical (International Center of Tropical Agriculture) CPC Center for Plant Conservation CSRS Cooperative State Research Service DBMU Database Management Unit DNA deoxyribonucleic acid FAO Food and Agriculture Organization (of the United Nations) GMT Germplasm Matrix Team GRIN Germplasm Resources Information Network GSL Germplasm Services Laboratory IBPGR International Board for Plant Genetic Resources IR-1 Interregional Research Project-1 (potatoes) IR-2 Interregional Research Project-2 (virus free fruit trees) Native Seed/SEARCH Native Seed/Southwestern Endangered Aridland Resource Clearing House NGRL National Germplasm Resources Laboratory NPGC National Plant Germplasm Committee NPGQL National Plant Germplasm Quarantine Laboratory NPGRB National Plant Genetic Resources Board NPGS National Plant Germplasm System

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MANAGING GLOBAL GENETIC RESOURCES: The U.S. National Plant Germplasm System NSF National Science Foundation NSGC National Small Grains Collection NSSL National Seed Storage Laboratory PGOC Plant Germplasm Operations Committee PI plant introduction PIO Plant Introduction Office SCS Soil Conservation Service SSE Seed Savers Exchange TAC technical advisory committee TC technical committee USAID U.S. Agency for International Development USDA U.S. Department of Agriculture