Storing and preserving the genetic diversity of millions of varieties of crops can ensure crop breeders access to a wealth of genetics. Teaching them which crops have better yield, and are more resistant to stress and disease. These predictions that are made before actually growing the crops.
Choosing traits was narrowed down to eight traits based on the shoot apical meristem. Not only is this more convenient, it also allows practice of genomic prediction.
Breeders may choose plants that don't do well in predictive model do to their uniqueness. It can be found that there is selecting between short-term gain and mining diversity.