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Pedigrees of Oat Lines (POOL): About

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This site contains a mirror of a databse developed by Agriculture and Agri-food Canada and is operated by the American Oat Workers Conference as a service to the oat research community. The official version of POOL is located at avena.agr.gc.ca

These web pages provide a simple interface to a database that contains information about oat (Avena sativa) varieties and their pedigrees. This interface allows users to search for information without worrying about the technical details of the database.

This resource can be used to trace the ancestry of oat varieties, or to look up descendants of oat varieties -- in much the same way as people track their own genealogy. This information helps plant breeders to identify parents for new oat varieties -- combining the best characteristics from two parents while maintaining broad genetic diversity.

Substantial effort has been made to incorporate accurate information into the database, and to identify the source of all information. Records in this database represent, as closely as possible, the information obtained directly from primary sources. To avoid introducing further error, comments, place names, institution names, and variety names are presented in the language in which the information was obtained. Where conflicting or ambiguous information has been found, comments have been added to alert the user.

An important feature of this database is the incorporation of multiple names or synonyms for some oat varieties. We have attempted to identify a single “preferred name” for every variety, and to attach all synonymous names that have been used. Separate references are given for each variety and for each name that has been used to identify that variety. Frequently, the same synonym is used for more than one variety. However, when the same preferred name is used for more than one variety, we have modified that name to reflect the origin (e.g. “Marion(Canada)”, “Marion(USA)” and “Marion(Brazil)” are three distinct oat varieties with different origins and parentages).

In a large database, it is inevitable that errors or misinterpretations will occur. AAFC makes no claim about the accuracy of this information, and encourages users to validate all information derived from this database. AAFC and the authors take no responsibility for damages or harm caused by information presented in this database.

POOL is part of a research initiative at AAFC funded, in part, by the Quaker Oats Company and Quaker Gatorade Tropicana Canada Inc. The objectives of this initiative are to develop new oat varieties that are high in nutritional quality and resistant to plant pathogens.

Contact: tinkerna{at}agr{dot}gc{dot}ca

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This site contains a mirror of a databse developed by Agriculture and Agri-food Canada and is operated by the American Oat Workers Conference as a service to the oat research community. The official version of POOL is located at avena.agr.gc.ca


Date Modified:  2013-03-15
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