Integrated Breeding Platform
The Integrated Breeding Platform (IBP) is conceived to help plant breeders accelerate the creation and delivery of new crop varieties in the context of an increasing global demand for food. It does so by giving access to vanguard technology and quality services – for both phenotyping and genotyping activities – at low to no cost. The IBP also provides training opportunities, technical support and community space for meaningful exchanges with peers and other experts.
The IBP is firmly committed in democratising and facilitating the adoption of today’s tools for tomorrow’s crops by plant breeders across world regions and economies. To that end, the IBP website provides essential resources to optimise plant breeding practices.
Online resources for plant breeders:
The Breeding Management System (BMS), a downloadable and comprehensive suite of software tools for integrated plant breeding;
Service integration with LGC, and access to a network of other accessible and reliable breeding service providers;
A resource library with products and information for 10 crops, including diagnostic markers and trait dictionaries;
Training material and activities for an optimal use of BMS technology, as well as for the adoption of best practises;
Support through peer communities and dedicated technical assistance.
The IBP is hosted on the iPlant Collaborative. Registration on the IBP website therefore also gives access to all attendant iPlant Collaborative tools and services, such as public datasets, personal data storage space, collaborative functionality, and tools for data analysis, workflows,visualisation and image analysis.
The IBP invites crop breeders to register on its website to start tapping into this rich repository of resources and collaborating with their peers. For more information about the IBP, collaboration opportunities, and the partnership with LGC, please contact Valérie Boire, Communications Officer.