Preparatory actions on EU plant and animal genetic resources in agriculture

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Research Institute of Forest Genetics and Breeding

Contact details

Address: Lomonosov str.-Voronezh-394087-Russia
Legal Status: Public research institution 0

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Abies Acer Alnus
Betula X Castanea Carpinus
Cedrus Fagus Fraxinus
Larix Picea Pinus X
Populus Prunus Pseudotsuga
Quercus Robinia Tilia

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: 1981 – 1990
Expected period of maintenance of the collection (in years): > 25
Size of the collection (number of breeds): 65

Objectives and identity

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

  • ex situ

Objective of maintaining the collection/population:

Conservation Research Breeding Training Awareness raising Other(s)



Use of available technical guidelines (e.g. FAO) No
Use of unique identifier No
Use of a documentation system Yes we carry out the accounting of a state and productivity of test cultures
Collection as part of a larger documentation system

National inventory: there is a collection of objects of institute which included also ours

Database management system (software)


Document passport data Yes

Duplication of material and documentation

Material: Partially
Documentation: Partially


Viability testing of stored material: Frequently
Diagnosis of the presence of pests and diseases, or contaminations: Yes, but rarely
Transgene detection: No
Regeneration/multiplication: Yes, but rarely
Molecular analysis (e.g. DNA sequencing or fingerprinting): Yes, but rarely
Evaluation of useful traits: Frequently

Overall viability level of your collection

Poor: objects of inbreeding and hybridization for forest plants are labor-consuming objects, biotic and abiotic factors act on them
Percentage of the collection regenerated (per year): 3

Storage conditions of the collection

  • Seed bank
  • Living field bank
  • Herbarium samples

Access and distribution conditions

Providers Recipients
No written agreement No written agreement

Distribution of material (per year)

Number of distributed samples 10
Percentage of requests which are fulfilled 25 – 50%
Number of Non-EU countries in which samples are distributed 1

Budget and funding

Yearly budget for the collection (in euros): < 10,000

Funding sources (in %)

National government 100%

Funding allocation (in %)

Collection and uptake of new materials 60%
Processing of new materials 10%
Storage 10%
Maintenance/regeneration 10%
Documentation 10%

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