9476 A Global View of Cotton Germplasm Resources

Thursday, January 8, 2009: 2:15 PM
Conf. Rooms 1-4 (Marriott Rivercenter Hotel)
B. T. Campbell1, S. Saha2, J. N. Jenkins2, W. Park1, R. Percy3, J. Frelichowski3, C. D. Mayee4, V. Gotmare4, D. Dessauw5, M. Giband5, X. Du6, Y. Jia6, G. A. Constable7, S. Dillon8, I. Abdurakhmonov9, A. A. Abdukarimov9, S. Rizaeva9, A. A. Abdullaev9, P. Barroso10, L. V. Hoffmann10 and J. G. Pádua11, (1)USDA-ARS, Florence, SC, (2)USDA/ARS, Mississippi State, MS, (3)USDA-ARS, College Station, TX, (4)Central Institute for Cotton Research, Nagpur, India, (5)CIRAD, Montpellier Cedex 5, France, (6)Cotton Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultrual Science, Anyang, China, (7)CSIRO Plant Industry, Narrabri 2390, Australia, (8)Australian Tropical Grains Germplasm Centre, Queensland, Australia, (9)Institute of Genetics and Plants Experimental Biology, Tashkent, Uzbekistan, (10)EMBRAPA, Campina Grande, Brazil, (11)EMBRAPA, Brasilia, Brazil
This paper reports the status of several large, cotton germplasm collections present across the world.  Cotton germplasm collections discussed include those from the US, India, France, China, Australia, Uzbekistan, and Brazil.  These collections represent a large portion of the curated cotton germplasm resources worldwide.  The contents, maintenance methods, and availability of each germplasm collection is discussed.