breeding line, germplasm

breeding line: a group of pure-breeding organisms with a unique phenotype or genotype that distinguishes them from other individuals of the same species

germplasm: a collection of genetic resources for an organism. For plants, the germplasm can be a seed, part of the plant (cutting) or seedling. Animal genetic resources include reproductive cells (sperm, eggs), tissue samples, stem cells and embryos. Plant genetic resources may be stored in a seed bank or nursery. Animal or plant genetic resources may be stored in a gene bank or cryobank

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