germplasm

1. An individual, group of individuals or a clone representing a genotype, variety, species or culture, held in an in situ or ex situ collection.
2. Original meaning, now no longer in use: the genetic material that forms the physical basis of inheritance and which is transmitted from one generation to the next by means of the germ cells

Glossary of Biotechnology for Food and Agriculture . 2015.

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  • germplasm — noun Date: 1889 1. germ cells and their precursors serving as the bearers of heredity and being fundamentally independent of other cells 2. the hereditary material of the germ cells ; genes …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • germplasm — germ plasm n. 1. The cytoplasm of a germ cell, especially that part containing the chromosomes. 2. Germ cells as distinguished from other body cells. 3. Hereditary material; genes. Also called plasm. * * * …   Universalium

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  • Germplasm Resources Information Network — (GRIN) URL: http://www.ars grin.gov/ Тип сайта: Сетевая база данных Автор: Департамент …   Википедия

  • Germplasm Resources Information Network — or GRIN is an online software project of National Genetic Resources Program of USDA to provide germplasm information about plants, animals, microbes and invertebrates.ub Projects* National Plant Germplasm System (NPGS) * National Animal Germplasm …   Wikipedia

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