Genetic Resources – A new attempt at serving the community

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Lorenzo Maggioni
Michele Bozzano
Coralie Danchin
Sandra Goritschnig


Through the Horizon 2020 project ’GenRes Bridge’ the new journal Genetic Resources was conceived to serve as a  new cross-cutting platform for stakeholders and practitioners in genetic resources. Its ambition is to provide access to relevant information and tools for the monitoring, conservation, management, characterization and use of genetic resources, and thus to contribute to the FAO global plans of action on genetic resources. Conceived to fill the gaps left by the discontinuation of the journals Plant Genetic Resources Newsletter and Animal Genetic Resources, it aims at serving the genetic resources community worldwide and across sectors.



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Maggioni, L., Bozzano, M., Danchin, C. . and Goritschnig, S. (2020) “Genetic Resources – A new attempt at serving the community”, Genetic Resources, 1(1), pp. 1–3. doi: 10.46265/genresj.2020.1.1-3.

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