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5. Future Development

5.1 Future task for silkworm germplasm resource maintenance

5.2 Specialty of silkworm germplasm resource maintenance

Maintenance of silkworm germplasm resources is quite different from some other agricultural gene bank, that is non-Mendel population, but artificially maintained inside the door by plan. These silkworm germplasm resources are kept in a few institutes in several countries, and each institute has its their own special gene bank. In case of failure in one institute, it will disappear in the world. Therefore, an international cooperation net for joint maintenance of silkworm germplasm resources might be established.

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