Several years ago (4 years ago?) I attended a seminar in the Dept. of Fruit
and Vegetable Science at Cornell University. The seminar dealt with
evaluating genetic drift within the seed storage bank at the Germplasm
Repository at Geneva, New York. If I remember this correctly, there was
some concern that using greenhouses to grow out seed added selection
pressure to genotypes that would not have occurred in the environment where
the plants were naturally occurring. I believe it was a Masters thesis
seminar. The contact person was Steve kresovich, tel. 315-787-2244/2333.
Hope this is not too vague and is helpful.
>I am a graduate student at Tufts University doing research on the
>preservation of plant biodiversity through seed collection. If anyone
>has any information on this subject (or just comments), I would love to
>hear from you.
Carol A. Miles, Ph.D.
Washington State University
Extension Agricultural Systems
360 NW North Street
Chehalis, WA 98532
PHONE 360-740-1295 FAX 360-740-1475