Bioversity International dusts off plant genetic resources newsletters from the 1950s

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Though no longer published, the Plant Genetic Resources Newsletter was one of Bioversity International’s flagship publications. It has a long history, starting as the Plant Introduction Newsletter in 1957 to the established publication we know today.

For many scientists in developing countries, the Newsletter served as one of the first journals  where they could publish peer-reviewed papers. For other scientists, it was one of the few peer-reviewed publications that specifically focused on plant genetic resource research.

It was the key publication that all Bioversity International scientists carried in their bags to conferences, meetings and workshops, and still is well received by researchers working in the plant genetic resources field.

For these reasons and many more, the Bioversity International Library felt it was important to make the full set of the Newsletter from its inception in 1957 to the last issue, no. 156 in 2008, available to all.  We began the project in late 2014 and we are extremely proud to have been an integral part in making the Plant Genetic Resources Newsletter available to the plant genetic resource research community.

Browse the 156 issues of the Plant Genetic Resources Newsletter

We acknowledge the kind permission of FAO for allowing us to reproduce the Plant Introduction Newsletter (no. 1-24) and the Plant Genetic Resources Newsletter (no. 25-32) of which they hold the copyright.

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Maintained by staff at Bioversity International Library, this blog aims to provide readers with updates on new information resources within the field of plant genetic resources (PGR), agrobiodiversity and conservation; [with a little fun thrown in as well].
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