What is the importance of characterization during the germplasm conservation?
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The characterization is essential during the conservation of the germplasm. Some of the information obtained by characterization is as follows:

  1. It provides information on the traits so that it can be fully utilized.
  2. It helps in differentiating different plant specimens.
  3. It helps in the quick and easy retrieval of the germplasm for different breeding programmes.
  4. During the process of characterization the morphological descriptions, herbarium specimens, pictures, description and different traits are also recorded.