Preparatory actions on EU plant and animal genetic resources in agriculture

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Institute of Plant Physiology and Genetics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

Contact details

Address: Acad. Georgi Bonchev str. block 21-Sofia-1113-Bulgaria
Legal Status: Public research institution 0




Cereals X bread wheat Potatoes
Grasses Beets (sugar, fodder)
Legumes Oil crops
Fibre crops Vine
Vegetables 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: 2001 – 2010
Expected period of maintenance of the collection (in years): 10 – 25
Size of the collection (number of breeds): 196
Evolution of the size of the collection (last 10 years): ↗ < 20%

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 No
Use of a documentation system No
Database management system (software)


Document passport data No

Duplication of material and documentation

Material: Partially
Documentation: Yes


Diagnosis of the presence of pests and diseases, or contaminations: Yes, but rarely
Regeneration/multiplication: Frequently
Molecular analysis (e.g. DNA sequencing or fingerprinting): Yes, but rarely
Evaluation of useful traits: Frequently

Overall viability level of your collection

Good: The whole collection was multiplied in the season 2013/2014, but the period from flowering to end of harvest was characterized with frequent rain which worsened the grain quality and viability.
Percentage of the collection regenerated (per year): 5

Storage conditions of the collection

  • Living field bank
  • Herbarium samples

Access and distribution conditions

Providers Recipients
No written agreement No written agreement

Distribution of material (per year)

Number of distributed samples 3
Percentage of requests which are fulfilled >75%
Number of EU countries in which samples are distributed 1
Number of Non-EU countries in which samples are distributed 1

Budget and funding

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

Funding sources (in %)

National government 100%

Funding allocation (in %)

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