Diversity Trees

The Crop Trust has developed 14 crop genepool “diversity trees” based on consultations with 43 experts and more than 200 scientific papers. Genebank accessions are mapped onto the trees and visualizations developed to help assess where genetic groups are well represented or not at all in CGIAR collections.

The below trees are representations of the overall structure of crop diversity obtained by dividing the diversity within a crop genepool in a hierarchical manner. The structure of the tree is based on published information and consultation with experts.

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.