A blog maintained by Tevita Kete, PGR Officer
Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), Suva, Fiji Islands
This weblog documents the activities of Pacific Agricultural Genetic Resources Network (PAPGREN), along with other information on plant genetic resources (PGR) in the Pacific.
The myriad varieties found within cultivated plants are fundamental to the present and future productivity of agriculture. PAPGREN, which is coordinated by the Land Resources Division of the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), helps Pacific countries and territories to conserve their crop genetic diversity sustainably, with technical assistance from the Bioversity International (BI) and support from NZAID and ACIAR.
SPC also hosts the Centre of Pacific Crops and Trees (CEPaCT). The CEPaCT maintains regional in vitro collections of crops important to the Pacific and carries out research on tissue culture technology. The CEPaCT Adviser is Dr Mary Taylor (MaryT@spc.int), the CEPaCT Curator is Ms Valerie Tuia (ValerieT@spc.int).
PAPGREN coordination and support
Mr William Wigmore
Mr Adelino S. Lorens
Dr Lois Englberger
Mr Apisai Ucuboi
Dr Maurice Wong
Mr Tianeti Beenna Ioane
Mr Frederick Muller
Mr Herman Francisco
Ms Rosa Kambuou
Ms Laisene Samuelu
Mr Jimi Saelea
Mr Tony Jansen
Mr Finao Pole
Mr Frazer Bule Lehi
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Sunday, May 09, 2004
Posted 3:02 PM by Luigi
More on the Musa Germplasm Information System (MGIS) on-line
A correction has been made to the MGIS webpage mentioned last week. The banana germplasm collection in PNG is maintained by NARI (not DAL) at Laloki, and this is now correctly reflected. Elizabeth Arnaud of INIBAP also informs us that a report entitled "Preliminary study of the literature on the distribution of wild Musa species using MGIS and DIVA-GIS" is now available on-line at
This report was produced after 6-month internship of Patrick Pollefeys sponsored by The Ministry of International Relations in Québec. INIBAP would be grateful for any feedback and further contributions to this study from researchers working on wild Musa species in this region.
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