Institutional Collection: National Animal Germplasm Program ( NAGP )

Collection Information

CollectionCode: 
NAGP
Status of Collection: 
Active
Accession Status: 
Institutional
Collection Description: 

The United States contains a broad array of livestock genetic resources that have been used by the livestock industry to improve production efficiency and increase food security. The National Animal Germplasm Program provides genetic security and increased understanding of these livestock populations for industry and research community use. The diagram below illustrates the major components of the program (information systems, genetic evaluation, and cryobiology) as well as the broad array of national and international collaborators that work with us in acquiring germplasm or tissue samples that are secured by the program. These broader connections, like the NAGP Species Committees, are essential for capturing and assessing genetic variability. In addition this program interacts with international organizations in discussing policies concerning animal genetic diversity on a global scale and developing standardized methods for establishing and operating gene banks for livestock species. 

Collection Content Type: 
Biological: Living organisms
Biological: Living cell or tissue cultures
Biological: Animal-derived (skins, eggs, feathers, etc.)
Biological: Biofluids (blood, urine, etc.) (non-human)
Preservation Type: 
Sample Treatment: Cryopreserved
Access Eligibility and Rules: 
http://nrrc.ars.usda.gov/A-GRIN/germplasm_request_page/index?record_source=US
LSID: 
(empty)
Cool URI: 
http://usfsc.grscicoll.org/cool/6a4e-ck7c

Collection's Mailing Address

Mailing Address 1: 
NATIONAL LAB FOR GENETIC RESOURCES PRESERVATION
Mailing Address 2: 
1111 SOUTH MASON STREET
Mailing Address 3: 
(empty)
City/Town: 
Fort Collins
State/Province: 
CO
Postal/Zip Code: 
80521
Country: 
USA

Collection Contact Information

Primary Contact: 
  • Created: 10 August 2016 - 2:59pm EDT
  • Updated: 29 August 2016 - 4:27pm EDT
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