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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CIMMYT wheat germ plasm accessions used in experiment at Arid Zone Research Institute, Dera Ismail Khan, Pakistan Entry * Cross name 1 FRANCOLIN #1/WBLL1 2 BAJ#1/TECUE#1 3 MUTUS/AKURI 4 BECARD/KACHU 5 WBLL1*2/4/SNI/TRAP#1/3/KAUZ*2/TRA P//KAUZ/5/BAJ #1 6 NAC/TH.
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
A few countries even bank germ plasm of shepherd dogs because, in some environments, "you cannot herd sheep without them," she notes.
This will involve facilitating the exchange of germ plasm with poor countries, protecting genetic resources, strengthening farmers' rights, preventing exclusive licensing of so-called enabling technologies, and helping to build scientific capacity in Africa.
Thus abilities that have not yet been incorporated into the germ plasm are not lost until their rediscovery by members of following generations, but instead are handed on from person to person, from generation to generation.
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.
Susceptibility to clover yellow vein potyvirus in the United States germ plasm collection of subterranean clover.
They say that WTO regulations allowing transnational corporations to patent germ plasm from seeds their ancestors have bred over millennia amounts to "bio-piracy.
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.
With the drive for export monoculture and the spread of the uniform seeds of the Green Revolution, the dominant model for agricultural production in the South has focused on "external" inputs: imported germ plasm, technologies and the intellectual capabilities of outside "experts.