Genetic Resources Center (GRC)
1989, within E-XE2417 - International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), to bring together K-XF4110 - International Network for Genetic Evaluation of Rice (INGER) and U-XE5915 - International Rice Genebank (IRG). Also referred to as TT Chang Genetic Resources Center. Ceased to exist, prior to 2014.
Ensure long-term preservation of rice biodiversity and add value to this biodiversity through research; collect, conserve, characterize and ensure the continued availability and exchange of rice genetic resources and ecogeographic and agronomic data related to germplasm in the International Rice Genebank Collection, in accordance with international conventions, agreements and policies, and of elite rice germplasm through the INGER Network; facilitate safe and free exchange of germplasm and information on genetic improvement and adaptation; enhance capacity of national agricultural research systems (NARS); assess and validate important traits of superior germplasm and its adaptation across locations; determine biosystematic relations of the genus Oryza and the extent of diversity; understand the genetic and social dynamics of farmer-managed rice cultivation; develop alternative methods for cultivating rice.
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