Issue 2 contains contributions from plant, animal and forest genetic resources domains, establishing itself as a truly crosscutting medium providing information for stakeholders in the different fields.
Three articles on animal genetic resources provide characterization data for indigenous sheep populations in Ethiopia (https://www.genresj.org/index.php/grj/article/view/genresj.SHBD3744), description of immune responses to Newcastle disease in indigenous chicken in Rwanda (https://www.genresj.org/index.php/grj/article/view/genresj.LPJS9396) and molecular markers to evaluate introgression of feral pigs into wild boar populations in Japan (https://www.genresj.org/index.php/grj/article/view/genresj.BNHB8715).
One article describes characterization data for tomato accessions in Nigeria, providing base data for tomato breeding for varieties suitable for rainforest conditions (https://www.genresj.org/index.php/grj/article/view/genresj.BJCV8100).
One article describes a set of useful markers for the breeding of the widely used tropical tree species Gmelina arborea (https://www.genresj.org/index.php/grj/article/view/genresj.LLTJ1737).
Finally, one article summarized decades of work at the CIAT genebank, providing a review of the tropical forages collection safeguarded there (https://www.genresj.org/index.php/grj/article/view/genresj.KZEW5023).
Genetic Resources is a new journal managed by the ECPGR Secretariat providing a platform for diverse stakeholders and practitioners in genetic resources to publish and share their research. We look forward to receiving your submission for a future issue of Genetic Resources, you can submit your manuscript here!