Preparatory actions on EU plant and animal genetic resources in agriculture

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Sveučilište u Zagrebu, Agronomski fakultet

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Address: Svetosimunska 25-Zagreb-1000-Croatia
Legal Status: Public research institution

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Cattle X Istrian cattle. Podolian cattle, Busha Partridge
Chicken Pheasant
Duck Pig X Turopolje pig, Black Slavonian pig
Goat X Croatian multicoloured goat Pigeon
Goose (domestic) Quail
Guinea fowl Rabbit X Pannonian white, wild rabit (O.cuniculus)
Horse X Lipizzan, Arabian, Medimurje, Posavina, Bosnian mountain, horse Turkey

Other(s): sheep (original Croatian), wild relatives of domestic species (chamois, mouflon, wild pigs, deer, hare)

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)
X X tisuue, hair, blood, bucal swab

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): 20
Percentage of female animals: 40%
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:

  • in situ
  • on-farm

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
Database management system (software)


Document passport data No

Duplication of material and documentation

Material: Partially
Documentation: No


Molecular analysis (e.g. DNA sequencing or fingerprinting): Frequently

Overall viability level of your collection

Percentage of the collection regenerated (per year): 4

Storage conditions of the collection

  • Living population(s)
  • Cryo bank
  • DNA bank

Access and distribution conditions

Providers Recipients
No written agreement No written agreement

Distribution of material (per year)

Number of distributed samples 300
Percentage of requests which are fulfilled 50 – 75%

Budget and funding

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

Funding sources (in %)

Other(s) 100%

Funding allocation (in %)

Collection and uptake of new materials 70%
Processing of new materials 5%
Storage 5%
Maintenance/regeneration 15%
Documentation 0%
Distribution 5%

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