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New EU research project Breeding value launched

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The main objective is to provide the knowledge and tools to use genetic resources of strawberry, raspberry and blueberry, as well as pre-breeding material to create new breeding routes. The work is aimed at the creation of...

Congress on breeding and husbandry of cattle and pigs

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The BMEL hosted the National Congress on Breeding and Husbandry of Cattle and Pigs in Berlin on October 6 and 7, 2021.

PGR in Germany - yesterday and today- Publication published in international journal

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An article in the journal Plants describes the historical development and the current conservation structure for plant genetic resources in Germany. The structures that have grown over time could also be established in other...

18th Session of the FAO Commission on Genetic Resources starts today.

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The agenda of this meeting includes policy responses to both, the “State of the World Report on Aquatic Genetic Resources” and the “State of the World Report on biodiversity for Food and Agriculture”.

Genetic reserves in the new "nature and landscape"

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The new special issue of the journal Natur und Landschaft is about recording and protecting plant diversity. The conservation of crop wildrelatives in genetic reserves is presented as a positive example of the overlapping...