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The European Collection

Total European Accessions: 33343      Watch the latest registrations for the European Collection   [1]

Click on a country coloured in pink to see list of accessions included in European Collection.

The European Collection

The European Collection is operated as a virtual European genebank, and is composed of European Accessions conserved for the long-term by the AEGIS Associate Members  [2] on behalf of the and being available for use or conservation only for the purposes of research, breeding and training for food and agriculture.

European Accessions are conserved in accordance with technical standards agreed upon at the ECPGR level, based on the principles of the AEGIS Quality System (AQUAS).

European Accessions are available upon signature of the Standard Material Transfer Agreement  (SMTA)  [3] (129 KB), with an explanatory note in the case of transfer of non-Annex I crops. Requests should be addressed to the respective holding institute (check in EURISCO).

The number that appears when placing the cursor on a country in the map represents the total number of accessions included by that country into the European Collection and the intensity of the colour reflects the size of the number.
By clicking on the number of a given country the summary table of all included genera and the corresponding accessions for that specific country will appear.

European Accessions respond to the following obligatory requirements:

Material under the management and control of the member countries and their Associate Members, in the public domain and offered by the Associate members for inclusion into AEGIS.

  1. Genetically unique within AEGIS, to the best available knowledge (i.e. genetically distinct accessions, assessment based on available data and/or on the recorded history of the accession).
  2. Plant genetic resources for food and agriculture as defined in the International Treaty  [5], as well as medicinal and ornamental species.
  3. European origin or introduced germplasm that is of actual or potential importance to Europe (for breeding, research, education or for historical and cultural reasons).

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