IPK Genebank

Occurrence dataset published by Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK)

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IPK Genebank

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The Genebank of the Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK) in Gatersleben, Germany, is the central ex-situ collection of plant genetic resources (PGR) in Germany. It has the mandate to collect, conserve, characterise, document and distribute PGR. With a total inventory of nearly 150,000 accessions from many countries of the world, belonging to over 3,000 plant species and 773 genera, the IPK Genebank holds one of the most comprehensive PGR collections worldwide and provides a major contribution to the prevention of extinction (genetic erosion) of both cultivated plants and their related wild species. Outposts of the gene bank are situated in Gross Luesewitz and Malchow/Poel (Mecklenburg-West Pommerania).

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Dr. Helmut Knuepffer