Registration of bread wheat, durum wheat, triticale and related cereals genetic resources

Contributors to this page: CIMMYT – Wheat, Mexico (Thomas Payne) and ICARDA, Syria (Ahmed Amri) with inputs also received from CIMMYT – Maize, Mexico (Suketoshi Taba); USDA – National Small Grains Collection, Aberdeen, Idaho, USA (Harold Bockelmann); CGN, Wageningen, The Netherlands (website) and IPK, Gatersleben, Germany (Helmut Knűpffer).

Verifying accompanying documentation

A minimal documentation is essential to track germplasm material. Health and IPR certificates are very important. The following documents should accompany each consignment of plant germplasm:

Verification of consignment

Recording information during registration

Germplasm acquisition strategies

Each collection should establish a germplasm acquisition strategy and policy. Below are some examples from large genebanks.

From the USDA National Small Grains Collection

Click here to go to the USDA National Small
Grains Collection website. (Photo: NSGC)

From the CGN, Wageningen, The Netherlands

Click here to go to the Centre for Genetic
Resources website (photo: WUR)

Points of departure and criteria for determining which plant genetic resources (PGR) material qualifies for acquisition:

From CIMMYT, Mexico

Guiding principles for new wheat introductions:

The Genebanks

The 11 CGIAR genebanks currently conserve 730,000 of cereals and grain legumes, forage crops, tree species, root and tuber crops, bananas and crop wild relatives.