Preparatory actions on EU plant and animal genetic resources in agriculture

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1) Crocus 2) Flax 3) Wheat relatives

Start date: 1/10/2000 > Completion date: 14/3/2024

General information about the project/initiative

Name of the Project/Initiative: 1) Crocus 2) Flax 3) Wheat relatives

General information about the organisation

Name: Molecular Cytogenetics, University of Leicester
City: Leicester
Post Code: LE1 7RH
Country: United Kingdom

Contact details of the person responsible for the project/initiative:

Name: Pat Heslop-Harrison
Phone number: +44 116 252 5079

Description of the project/initiative

Domains covered by the project/initiative:

  • Plant genetic resources (PGR)

Number of partners: 20
Scope of the project: International
Initial motivation for starting the project/initiative: measurement and use of biodiversity

Actions which describe the project – Actions are ranked from 1 to 10

Managing genetic resources (collecting, conserving, maintaining, regenerating, optimising composition, etc.) 7
Generating information (phenotyping, genotyping, etc.) 2
Breeding and producing cultivars/breeds (including pre-breeding) 4
Improving methodology (improving all the above, standardising, etc.) 3
Building capacity (involving GR collection managers) 5
Scientific research (analysing diversity, finding traits, etc.) 1
Raising public awareness (aiming at the general public) 6

Budget and funding

Overall budget of the project/initiative (in Euros): 100000
Other public authorities than national government and agencies: 90%
Private: 10%

Expected outcomes and communication


Increase knowledge X
Improve/conserve genetic resource materials X
Scientific community X
Genetic resources conservation community X


Final consumers X
Policy makers X
Users of genetic resources such as breeders, farmers, industry X

Project/initiative to lead to the initiation of further projects/initiatives

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