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Plant Sciences

Genetic Resources

The following lists are examples of each type of information source and are by no means exhaustive:

Genomic resources

Descriptions, parentage, and trademark

Published descriptions
  • Search within “Register of New Fruit and Nut Cultivars” in the journal Hortscience.

Journals A-Z > Hortscience > Search Within Journal

Germplasm Repositories at UC Davis
Community Sources

Archival Resources

UC Davis Library Special Collections

Plant Science Manuscripts focus on the taxonomy, genetics, and physical structures of plants, and largely consist of historical research in the fields of botany, agronomy, pomology, and horticulture. Although materials relating to the scientific study of agricultural plants are not excluded, the collections in this category emphasize the biological and ecological aspects of plants, rather than their uses.

Plant Breeding--wild and domesticated species of plants and animals

University of California Genetic Resources Conservation Program records


Basil George David Bartley papers, 1856-2007, bulk 1957-1999

Musk Melons

Frank W. Zink papers

Oil crops

Paulden Knowles papers


Harold Paul Olmo papers.


Online Archival Collections

Online Archive of California The OAC is a website that provides free public access to detailed descriptions [and in some cases digital copies] of primary source collections (artwork, manuscripts, papers, historic photographs, and so on) maintained by more than 200 libraries, special collections, archives, historical societies, and museums throughout California — including collections maintained by the 10 University of California (UC) campuses.

ArchiveGrid ArchiveGrid provides descriptions of documents, personal papers, family histories, and other archival materials held by thousands of libraries, museums, historical societies, and archives. The majority of the records are from US institutions and were harvested from the most comprehensive shared library catalog available to us, WorldCat.