U.S. Culture Collections Network Formed
Addressing the current situation regarding culture collection has been a top priority for APS for several years. APS is pleased to announce that the National Science Foundation (NSF) recently approved funding for formation of a Research Coordination Network (RCN) to cultivate an alliance of scientists working with laboratory-based collections of microbes. This initiative is an important step toward the long-term goal of implementing a National Plant Microbial Germplasm System (NPMGS), which has been promoted for development and funding by the APS Public Policy Board (PPB), with support from the APS Collections and Germplasm Committee. Learn more at www.usccn.org.