Preparatory actions on EU plant and animal genetic resources in agriculture

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Estonian Crop Research Institute

Contact details

Address: J. Aamisepa 1-Jõgeva-48309-Estonia
Legal Status: Public research institution 0

Email Website



Cereals X Potatoes X
Grasses X Beets (sugar, fodder)
Legumes X Oil crops X
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: 1991 – 2000
Expected period of maintenance of the collection (in years): > 25
Size of the collection (number of breeds): 4000
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) No
Use of unique identifier Yes
Use of a documentation system Yes SESTO (NordGen)
Collection as part of a larger documentation system

European inventory: EURISCO

Database management system (software)


Document passport data Yes
Link to passport data

Duplication of material and documentation

Material: Partially
Documentation: Yes


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

Percentage of the collection regenerated (per year): 2

Storage conditions of the collection

  • Seed bank
  • Living field bank
  • In vitro bank

Access and distribution conditions

Providers Recipients
Use of Standard MTA of International Treaty on PGR for Food and Agriculture (ITPGRFA) Use of Standard MTA of International Treaty on PGR for Food and Agriculture (ITPGRFA)

Distribution of material (per year)

Number of distributed samples 50
Percentage of requests which are fulfilled >75%
Number of EU countries in which samples are distributed 4
Number of Non-EU countries in which samples are distributed 3

Budget and funding

Yearly budget for the collection (in euros): 50,000 – 250,000

Funding sources (in %)

National government 100%

Funding allocation (in %)

Collection and uptake of new materials 7%
Processing of new materials 10%
Storage 40%
Maintenance/regeneration 30%
Documentation 10%
Distribution 3%

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