The James Hutton Institute has extensive potato germplasm resources to support its research and breeding activities.
The most notable of these is the Commonwealth Potato Collection (CPC), which is one of the world’s largest genebanks, holding some 1800 accessions of 82 potato wild and primitive cultivated species, primarily from Latin America.
The Institute also has several other germplasm resources such as diploid and tetraploid bi-parental crosses, ‘diversity’ populations, and association panels.
The CPC is an invaluable source of genes for the genetic improvement of potato, notably for the introgression of sources of pest and disease resistance.
The more adapted ‘landrace’ type material has many interesting tuber morphology and developmental traits as well as useful variation for quality traits.
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