Preparatory actions on EU plant and animal genetic resources in agriculture

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Lab of Microbiology & Biotechnology of Foods

Contact details

Address: Iera Odos 75-Athens-11855-Greece
Legal Status: Univerisity 0



Microbial and invertebrate

Bacteria X Filamentous fungi (Basidiomycetes) X
Yeasts (Ascomycetes) X Virus
Yeasts (Basidiomycetes) X Nematodes
Filamentous fungi (Ascomycetes) X 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: 2001 – 2010
Expected period of maintenance of the collection (in years): > 25
Size of the collection (number of breeds): 1000
Evolution of the size of the collection (last 10 years): =

Objectives and identity

Geographic origin of the material in the collection: National
Population management:

  • in 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 Yes
Database management system (software) Excel


Document passport data No


Duplication of material and documentation

Material: No
Documentation: No


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

Overall viability level of your collection

Percentage of the collection regenerated (per year): 5

Storage conditions of the collection

  • In vitro bank

Access and distribution conditions

Providers Recipients
Other written agreement Other written agreement

Distribution of material (per year)

Number of distributed samples 10
Percentage of requests which are fulfilled >75%
Number of EU countries in which samples are distributed 3
Number of Non-EU countries in which samples are distributed 3

Budget and funding

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

Funding sources (in %)

Comments with the laboratory budget

Funding allocation (in %)

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