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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