Crop diversity is collected, documented and sent to genebanks for conservation and potential distribution. To ensure complete data is available in genebanks, scientists capture key information on samples from the wild or farmers’ fields in collecting forms and mission reports. Samples are sent to genebanks, where they are allocated an accession number. Collected information is then entered into the Passport data of the accession.
Scanning the original collection reports and making them available online provides an important foundation for the quality checking of Passport data, as it is often necessary to reference such documentation for comparison with data recorded in databases.
Each file is associated with metadata compatible with the germplasm extension of the international standard Darwincore. This standard is applicable as collected samples relate to specimens observed on-site.
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