New from SP5--Launch of the molecular marker 'Toolbox'

Friday, 17 July 2009 19:00


GCP's SP5 is delighted to announce the launch of its molecular marker 'Toolbox'. This new resource aims to provide easy and unlimited access to existing information on publicly available molecular markers ready for use for marker-assisted selection in 19 food security crops, and aims to serve of particular use to developing country biotechnologists and plant breeders who often face difficulties in accessing such current information. The tool, which contains a wealth of information gathered from internet sources, public databases and papers, is the result of an SP5 project led by consultant Veerle Van Damme. For several months, Veerle has worked in close collaboration with an array of experts working on the 19 respective crops in order to collate a current and comprehensive set of molecular marker information. To find out more, please visit the Capacity-building corner website