Preparatory actions on EU plant and animal genetic resources in agriculture

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Institute of Chemistry SAS

Contact details

Address: –84538-Slovakia
Legal Status: Public research institution 0

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Microbial and invertebrate

Bacteria Filamentous fungi (Basidiomycetes)
Yeasts (Ascomycetes) X Virus
Yeasts (Basidiomycetes) X Nematodes
Filamentous fungi (Ascomycetes) 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: < 1980
Expected period of maintenance of the collection (in years): > 25
Size of the collection (number of breeds): 3500
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 No
Database management system (software)


Document passport data Yes
Link to passport data

Duplication of material and documentation

Material: Partially
Documentation: No


Viability testing of stored material: Frequently
Diagnosis of the presence of pests and diseases, or contaminations: Frequently
Transgene detection: No
Regeneration/multiplication: Frequently
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): 5

Storage conditions of the collection

  • Living population(s)
  • Cryo bank

Access and distribution conditions

Providers Recipients
Other written agreement Written agreement only in special cases

Distribution of material (per year)

Number of distributed samples 20
Percentage of requests which are fulfilled >75%
Number of EU countries in which samples are distributed 100

Budget and funding

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

Funding sources (in %)

National government 100%

Funding allocation (in %)

Processing of new materials 5%
Storage 50%
Maintenance/regeneration 40%
Documentation 5%

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