Includes bibliographical references (leaves 10-11).
|Statement||Wanda W. Collins, Ronald L. Phillips.|
|Contributions||Phillips, Ronald L., United States. National Plant Genetic Resources Board.|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||11,  leaves :|
|Number of Pages||22|
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