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National Invertebrate Genetic Resources

Insects impact American agriculture both as destructive and beneficial organisms. Insect pests, parasites, predators, products, and pollinators are all economically important. It is critically important to distinguish between different species, races, stocks, strains, biotypes, and other genetic entities and to document their different interactions with agriculture and the environment.

The goals of the National Invertebrate Genetic Resources Program include:

  1. Preservation of reference specimens

  2. Maintenance of genetically important germplasm

  3. Documentation of specific insect stocks

  4. Management of databases

  5. Distribution of material to researchers and breeders

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Tags
Modified
2019-08-05
Collection
Release Date
2017-12-05
Identifier
c38009b4-e379-4e4d-981d-ee48229cb73b
Publisher
USDA Agricultural Research Service
License
Contact Name
Biological Control Documentation Center
Contact Email
Public Access Level
Public
Program Code
005:040 - Department of Agriculture - National Research
Bureau Code
005:18 - Agricultural Research Service