[nafex ibiblio list] Nick Botner's collection

Dyer, Jonathan A. dyerja at health.missouri.edu
Mon Jan 9 16:18:17 EST 2012

Seems like this might be something where NAFEX/ NAFEX members could work with Geneva and/or one of the Oregon programs in applying for funds to help protect/analyze this unique collection.  Perhaps serving to help organize and advocate for such a collaborative project would make it more likely to obtain funding for obtaining samples and preserving them, and ideally propagating them in a reference orchard, if the original can't be protected.  Undoubtedly there are errors in the labeling, it would be expected with that number of cultivars, but as a future resource of both germplasm and DNA for lineage studies.

Jon Dyer

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