Preparatory actions on EU plant and animal genetic resources in agriculture

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Collection of Industrial Microorganisms

Contact details

Address: Jamnikarjeva 101-Ljubljana-1000-Slovenia
Legal Status: Public research institution 0

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Microbial and invertebrate

Bacteria X Filamentous fungi (Basidiomycetes)
Yeasts (Ascomycetes) X Virus
Yeasts (Basidiomycetes) X Nematodes
Filamentous fungi (Ascomycetes) X Mycoplasmas

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: 1991 – 2000
Expected period of maintenance of the collection (in years): > 25
Size of the collection (number of breeds): 4100
Evolution of the size of the collection (last 10 years): =

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 available technical guidelines (e.g. FAO) Yes
Use of unique identifier Yes
Use of a documentation system Yes Database in Microsoft Access
Collection as part of a larger documentation system

Other: WFCC

Database management system (software)


Document passport data No

Duplication of material and documentation

Material: Yes
Documentation: Yes


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

Overall viability level of your collection

Percentage of the collection regenerated (per year): 2

Storage conditions of the collection

  • Cryo bank
  • DNA bank

Access and distribution conditions

Providers Recipients
Written agreement only in special cases No written agreement

Distribution of material (per year)

Number of distributed samples 30
Percentage of requests which are fulfilled >75%
Number of EU countries in which samples are distributed 28
Number of Non-EU countries in which samples are distributed 2

Budget and funding

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

Funding sources (in %)

National government 95%
Public-Private Partnerships 5%

Funding allocation (in %)

Collection and uptake of new materials 30%
Processing of new materials 40%
Storage 10%
Maintenance/regeneration 10%
Documentation 5%
Distribution 5%

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