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Germplasm is a term used to describe a collection of genetic resources for an organism. For plants, the germplasm may be stored as a seed collection or, for trees, in a nursery.

See also

  • Germ plasm, the germ cell determining zone
  • International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture
  • Seed saving


  • Day-Rubenstein, K and Heisey, P. 2003. Plant Genetic Resources: New Rules for International Exchange
  • De Vicente, C. (editor) (2005). Issues on gene flow and germplasm management. AMS (Bioversity's Regional Office for the Americas), IPGRI.  63 p.
  • Economic Research Service. Global resources and productivity: questions and answers
  • Engels, J.M.M. and L. Visser, editors. (2003). A Guide to Effective Management of Germplasm Collections. CABI, IFPRI, IPGRI, SGRP.  174 p.
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