germ plasm


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germ plasm

1 the part of a germ cell that contains the reproductive and hereditary material; the total of the DNA in a specific cell or organism.
2
Usage notes: nontechnical.
germ cells in any stage of development together with the tissues from which they originated.
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Arshad said that US was also providing technical support and training to Pakistani scientists on cultivation of US germ plasm in Pakistan to produce new CLCuVresistant varieties.
What is the advantage of germ plasm such that it would have evolved several times?
In addition to the proliferation of their germ plasm, the company also dominates the marketplace by refusing to allow competitors from combining their own seed traits with their own, a practice referred to as "stacking.
only the mutation of germ plasm or selective breeding could alter
The question becomes whether the damage that has been perpetuated upon the environment through the use of pesticides and harmful chemicals causes more damage to the environment than the narrowing of the germ plasm through the development of GMFs.
A few countries even bank germ plasm of shepherd dogs because, in some environments, "you cannot herd sheep without them," she notes.
We know now that the pool of human germ plasm is continually being changed by gene mutation, and that the natural process of removing deleterious genes from it in order to preserve its integrity involves much human suffering.
The grant will aid in reviving populations and provide materials for research and germ plasm storage by addressing reproductive and conservation problems of 23 highly endangered plant species.
Muller, "Human Evolution by Voluntary Choice of Germ Plasm," Science 134 (8 September 1961) 643-49; and his Out of the Night: A Biologist's View of the Future (New York: Garland, 1984; original ed.
And it owns the germ plasm that is the basis of one-third of the corn seed stock used in the U.
The collection holds almost a half-million specimens of germ plasm - seeds deep frozen or cryo-preserved in liquid nitrogen, live cuttings sealed in test tubes, and whole plants growing in the field.
More public research also could lead to more diversity if the public sector invests more money breeding diverse germ plasm into their varieties.