Preparatory actions on EU plant and animal genetic resources in agriculture

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Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania

Contact details

Address: Makedonias 1-Chania-73100-Greece
Legal Status: Public research institution 0



Cereals X Potatoes
Grasses Beets (sugar, fodder)
Legumes X Oil crops
Fibre crops Vine
Vegetables X Fruits
Ornamental crops Model plants (arabidospsis, medigaco spp, etc.)

Type of material maintained:

Modern breeds and varieties Traditional breeds and varieties Populations Other(s)

Type of material stored:

Living collections Sperm Egg cells Seeds Tissue cultures Cells Other(s)

Collection description:

Date of start of the collection/population: 2001 – 2010
Expected period of maintenance of the collection (in years): > 25
Evolution of the size of the collection (last 10 years): ↘ > 20%

Objectives and identity

Geographic origin of the material in the collection: National
Population management:

  • ex situ

Objective of maintaining the collection/population:

Conservation Research Breeding Training Awareness raising Other(s)



Use of unique identifier Yes
Use of a documentation system No
Database management system (software)


Document passport data Yes

Duplication of material and documentation

Overall viability level of your collection

Storage conditions of the collection

  • Seed bank

Access and distribution conditions

Providers Recipients

Distribution of material (per year)

Budget and funding

Funding sources (in %)

Funding allocation (in %)

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