CDFA California Department of Food and Agriculture: SEED BOTANY LABORATORY
The Seed Laboratory identifies and evaluates seed samples and other plant propagules submitted by Department representatives (primarily through the Pest Exclusion Branch), seed producers and distributors, commercial and private laboratories, other state and federal agencies, academic institutions, and private individuals. The laboratory is considered an impartial authority and the information provided is often utilized in resolving contract disputes. The Seed Laboratory consists of two sections (Seed Taxonomy and Seed Physiology) and the majority of the samples require processing through both sections for analysis.
CPVO Community Plant Variety Office
A system for the protection of plant variety rights has been established by Community legislation. The system allows intellectual property rights, valid throughout the Community, to be granted for plant varieties.
GNIS Le Groupement National Interprofessionnel des Semences
National Association for Seeds and plantlets is the official organization, bringing together all the families of the seed industry: plant breeders, seed production companies, seed growers, distribution companies and farmers.
GRIN The Germplasm Resources Information Network
GRIN taxonomic data provide the structure and nomenclature for the accessions of the National Plant Germplasm System (NPGS). Many plants (37,000 taxa, 14,000 genera) are included in GRIN taxonomy, especially economic plants. A recent paper on GRIN taxonomy provides a thorough discussion of data standards and taxonomic philosophy.
HRI Horticulture Research International
Horticulture Research International is the single largest team of horticultural research and development scientists in the world. Its customers include UK Research Councils, Government Departments, the EC, Overseas agencies, growers and grower-funded levy bodies.
IBIDS International Bibliographic Information on Dietary Supplements
The International Bibliographic Information on Dietary Supplements is a database of published, international, scientific literature on dietary supplements, including vitamins, minerals, and botanicals.
NOVAGate Nordic Gateway to Information in Forestry,Veterinary and Agricultural Science
NOVAGate is a gateway to quality-assessed Internet resources in the fields of forestry, veterinary, agricultural, food and environmental sciences. The database is produced and maintained by the libraries of the NOVA University.
SBEML The Seed Biology Electronic Mailing List
SEED-BIOLOGY-L@cornell.edu is an electronic mailing list created for the purpose of fostering a world-wide exchange of seed biology research information. The name "Seed Biology" was chosen to attract the largest possible array of interest. Topics are not limited to seed biology; ecological and technological topics, as well as others, are also welcomed.
SEEDQUEST Information for Seed Professionals
Created in 1992 by a seed industry veteran, SeedQuest has become the central information website for the
global seed industry. SeedQuest aggregates a broad and steadily growing range of news and information that help seed professionals in their daily work.