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Animal Germplasm Resources Information Network (A-GRIN)

Metadata Updated: May 14, 2021

Animal genetic resources underpin the livestock sector's production and profitability. As a result livestock industries contribute billions of dollars to national economies. The Animal Germplasm Resources Information Network (A-GRIN) mission is to acquire, evaluate and preserve these strategic resources so that industry and the research community can have access to a broad array of genetic variability for: national security, introduction of genetic variation, corrective breeding, and various research initiatives. There are three major technical components:

Information Systems to better understand genetic diversity in the collection of germplasm and live populations. Genetic Evaluation - understanding genetic diversity for the collection of germplasm and live populations. Cryobiology, the discipline that enables the program to store gametes and various tissues at ultra-low temperatures (about -196°C).

In addition this program interacts with a wide range of livestock producers, researchers, and various industry representatives. Users can drill down to explore the germplasm collection by species, breed, line, and individual; compare taxonomies; find animals that meet their criteria to make a germplasm request.

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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: Creative Commons CCZero

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Metadata Created Date November 10, 2020
Metadata Updated Date May 14, 2021

Metadata Source

Harvested from USDA JSON

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date November 10, 2020
Metadata Updated Date May 14, 2021
Publisher Agricultural Research Service
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Data Last Modified 2021-02-02
Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 005:18
Metadata Context
Schema Version
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Harvest Source Id d3fafa34-0cb9-48f1-ab1d-5b5fdc783806
Harvest Source Title USDA JSON
Program Code 005:040
Source Datajson Identifier True
Source Hash d1863faf65bd16bb9a122f8e67e9dcdc188318e1
Source Schema Version 1.1

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