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Forest Research Institute

Contact details

Address: –1756-Bulgaria
Legal Status: Public research institution 0




Abies Acer Alnus
Betula Castanea Carpinus
Cedrus Fagus Fraxinus
Larix Picea Pinus
Populus Prunus Pseudotsuga X
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): 55
Evolution of the size of the collection (last 10 years): ↘ > 20%

Objectives and identity

Geographic origin of the material in the collection: International
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 excel files, paper records
Database management system (software)


Document passport data No

Duplication of material and documentation

Material: No
Documentation: No


Diagnosis of the presence of pests and diseases, or contaminations: Yes, but rarely
Evaluation of useful traits: Yes, but rarely

Overall viability level of your collection


Storage conditions of the collection

  • Living population(s)

Access and distribution conditions

Providers Recipients
No written agreement No written agreement

Distribution of material (per year)

Budget and funding

Yearly budget for the collection (in euros): Information not available

Funding sources (in %)

Funding allocation (in %)

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