Preparatory actions on EU plant and animal genetic resources in agriculture

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Contact details

Address: Alameda del Obispo s/n-Cordoba-14080-Spain
Legal Status: Public research institution




Cereals Potatoes
Grasses X Brachypodium Beets (sugar, fodder)
Legumes Oil crops
Fibre crops Vine
Vegetables Fruits
Ornamental crops Model plants (arabidospsis, medigaco spp, etc.) X Brachypodium

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: 2001 – 2010
Expected period of maintenance of the collection (in years): 10 – 25
Size of the collection (number of breeds): 100
Evolution of the size of the collection (last 10 years): ↗ < 20%

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) Yes
Use of unique identifier Yes
Use of a documentation system No
Database management system (software)


Document passport data Yes

Duplication of material and documentation

Material: No
Documentation: No


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

Overall viability level of your collection

Percentage of the collection regenerated (per year): 4

Storage conditions of the collection

  • Seed bank
  • DNA bank

Access and distribution conditions

Providers Recipients
Use of Material Transfer Agreement (MTA) Use of Material Transfer Agreement (MTA)

Distribution of material (per year)

Budget and funding

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

Funding sources (in %)

Other(s) 100%

Funding allocation (in %)

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