Preparatory actions on EU plant and animal genetic resources in agriculture

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Universita di Udine

Contact details

Address: Via delle scienze 206-Udine-33100-Italy
Legal Status: Public research institution 0




Cereals X Zea mais Potatoes X
Grasses Beets (sugar, fodder)
Legumes X Phaseolus vulgaris, P. coccineus Oil crops X soya bean
Fibre crops Vine X Vitis vinifera
Vegetables X Allium sativum, A. cepa, Helianthus tuberosus Fruits
Ornamental crops X Viola Model plants (arabidospsis, medigaco spp, etc.)

Other(s): Tobacco

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): 450
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
  • 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 stand alone database
Collection as part of a larger documentation system

National inventory: PlantaRes

European inventory: EURISCO

Database management system (software)


Document passport data Yes

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: No
Transgene detection: No
Regeneration/multiplication: Yes, but rarely
Molecular analysis (e.g. DNA sequencing or fingerprinting): Yes, but rarely
Evaluation of useful traits: Frequently

Overall viability level of your collection

Good: Viability is assessed regularly
Percentage of the collection regenerated (per year): 3

Storage conditions of the collection

  • Seed bank
  • Living field bank

Access and distribution conditions

Providers Recipients
No written agreement Written agreement only in special cases

Distribution of material (per year)

Number of distributed samples 30
Percentage of requests which are fulfilled >75%
Number of EU countries in which samples are distributed 2

Budget and funding

Yearly budget for the collection (in euros): 10,000 – 50,000

Funding sources (in %)

National government 0%
Other public authorities than national governement and other agencies 90%
Private 0%
Public-Private Partnerships 0%
Other(s) 10%
Comments Some funds come from research projects

Funding allocation (in %)

Collection and uptake of new materials 25%
Processing of new materials 20%
Storage 20%
Maintenance/regeneration 25%
Documentation 5%
Distribution 5%

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