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Taxonomic Information on Cultivated Plants in GRIN-Global

Concluding Remarks

The Agricultural Research Service invites and encourages those interested to access and utilize GRIN-Global data over the Internet. Errors or discrepancies in the taxonomic data that are uncovered should be reported to NGRL to ensure their correction. We would like to cooperate with other individuals and organizations active in the taxonomy of cultivated plants to further our common interests in arriving at a more stable, scientifically accurate, nomenclature. We hope these efforts can lead to the development of an internationally recognized standard reference for scientific names of cultivated plants.

International Rice Genebank Germplasm Distribution and Exchange Policy

IRRI continues the free international exchange of germplasm, in accordance with the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGRFA). We provide rice in small quantities to any entity or establishment for research, breeding, or training for food and agriculture purposes; free of charge. At the same time, we gratefully receive seed contributions to add to our collection.

The procedure for acquiring seeds from IRRI are as follows:
1. Read, study and comply with Standard Material Transfer Agreement(SMTA).
2. Inquire, search and choose accessions through GRIN-Global or Genesys websites.
3. Submit requests electronically through the public websites (refer to #2)