What is a Genebank?

Genetic resources conservation is vital to global food security and poverty alleviation. IITA’s Genetic Resources Center (GRC) plays a major role in the conservation of seed crop germplasm in order to prevent the genetic erosion of these crop species and maintain a genetic base for crop improvement.

IITA conserves a collection of seed crops that includes cowpea (Vigna unguiculata), soybean (Glycine max), maize (Zea mays), Bambara groundnut (Vigna subterranea), African yam bean (Sphenostylis stenocarpa), wild vigna (Wild Vigna species) and some miscellaneous legumes (Annex 1). The seeds are maintained at both medium and long term cold storage at a temperature of 50C and -200C, respectively.

What is Genebank collection?

Genetic resources conservation is vital to global food security and poverty alleviation. IITA’s Genetic Resources Center (GRC) plays a major role in the conservation of seed crop germplasm in order to prevent the genetic erosion of these crop species and maintain a genetic base for crop improvement.

IITA conserves a collection of seed crops that includes cowpea (Vigna unguiculata), soybean (Glycine max), maize (Zea mays), Bambara groundnut (Vigna subterranea), African yam bean (Sphenostylis stenocarpa), wild vigna (Wild Vigna species) and some miscellaneous legumes (Annex 1). The seeds are maintained at both medium and long term cold storage at a temperature of 50C and -200C, respectively.

What is germplasm characterization?

Genetic resources conservation is vital to global food security and poverty alleviation. IITA’s Genetic Resources Center (GRC) plays a major role in the conservation of seed crop germplasm in order to prevent the genetic erosion of these crop species and maintain a genetic base for crop improvement.

IITA conserves a collection of seed crops that includes cowpea (Vigna unguiculata), soybean (Glycine max), maize (Zea mays), Bambara groundnut (Vigna subterranea), African yam bean (Sphenostylis stenocarpa), wild vigna (Wild Vigna species) and some miscellaneous legumes (Annex 1). The seeds are maintained at both medium and long term cold storage at a temperature of 50C and -200C, respectively.

What is germplasm multiplication?

Genetic resources conservation is vital to global food security and poverty alleviation. IITA’s Genetic Resources Center (GRC) plays a major role in the conservation of seed crop germplasm in order to prevent the genetic erosion of these crop species and maintain a genetic base for crop improvement.

IITA conserves a collection of seed crops that includes cowpea (Vigna unguiculata), soybean (Glycine max), maize (Zea mays), Bambara groundnut (Vigna subterranea), African yam bean (Sphenostylis stenocarpa), wild vigna (Wild Vigna species) and some miscellaneous legumes (Annex 1). The seeds are maintained at both medium and long term cold storage at a temperature of 50C and -200C, respectively.

What is germplasm acquisition?

Genetic resources conservation is vital to global food security and poverty alleviation. IITA’s Genetic Resources Center (GRC) plays a major role in the conservation of seed crop germplasm in order to prevent the genetic erosion of these crop species and maintain a genetic base for crop improvement.

IITA conserves a collection of seed crops that includes cowpea (Vigna unguiculata), soybean (Glycine max), maize (Zea mays), Bambara groundnut (Vigna subterranea), African yam bean (Sphenostylis stenocarpa), wild vigna (Wild Vigna species) and some miscellaneous legumes (Annex 1). The seeds are maintained at both medium and long term cold storage at a temperature of 50C and -200C, respectively.

What is germplasm conservation?

Genetic resources conservation is vital to global food security and poverty alleviation. IITA’s Genetic Resources Center (GRC) plays a major role in the conservation of seed crop germplasm in order to prevent the genetic erosion of these crop species and maintain a genetic base for crop improvement.

IITA conserves a collection of seed crops that includes cowpea (Vigna unguiculata), soybean (Glycine max), maize (Zea mays), Bambara groundnut (Vigna subterranea), African yam bean (Sphenostylis stenocarpa), wild vigna (Wild Vigna species) and some miscellaneous legumes (Annex 1). The seeds are maintained at both medium and long term cold storage at a temperature of 50C and -200C, respectively.

What is germplasm evaluation?

Genetic resources conservation is vital to global food security and poverty alleviation. IITA’s Genetic Resources Center (GRC) plays a major role in the conservation of seed crop germplasm in order to prevent the genetic erosion of these crop species and maintain a genetic base for crop improvement.

IITA conserves a collection of seed crops that includes cowpea (Vigna unguiculata), soybean (Glycine max), maize (Zea mays), Bambara groundnut (Vigna subterranea), African yam bean (Sphenostylis stenocarpa), wild vigna (Wild Vigna species) and some miscellaneous legumes (Annex 1). The seeds are maintained at both medium and long term cold storage at a temperature of 50C and -200C, respectively.

What is germplasm distribution?

Genetic resources conservation is vital to global food security and poverty alleviation. IITA’s Genetic Resources Center (GRC) plays a major role in the conservation of seed crop germplasm in order to prevent the genetic erosion of these crop species and maintain a genetic base for crop improvement.

IITA conserves a collection of seed crops that includes cowpea (Vigna unguiculata), soybean (Glycine max), maize (Zea mays), Bambara groundnut (Vigna subterranea), African yam bean (Sphenostylis stenocarpa), wild vigna (Wild Vigna species) and some miscellaneous legumes (Annex 1). The seeds are maintained at both medium and long term cold storage at a temperature of 50C and -200C, respectively.

When do we assign accession numbers?

Genetic resources conservation is vital to global food security and poverty alleviation. IITA’s Genetic Resources Center (GRC) plays a major role in the conservation of seed crop germplasm in order to prevent the genetic erosion of these crop species and maintain a genetic base for crop improvement.

IITA conserves a collection of seed crops that includes cowpea (Vigna unguiculata), soybean (Glycine max), maize (Zea mays), Bambara groundnut (Vigna subterranea), African yam bean (Sphenostylis stenocarpa), wild vigna (Wild Vigna species) and some miscellaneous legumes (Annex 1). The seeds are maintained at both medium and long term cold storage at a temperature of 50C and -200C, respectively.

What is the temperature in Medium Term Storage (MTS)?

Genetic resources conservation is vital to global food security and poverty alleviation. IITA’s Genetic Resources Center (GRC) plays a major role in the conservation of seed crop germplasm in order to prevent the genetic erosion of these crop species and maintain a genetic base for crop improvement.

IITA conserves a collection of seed crops that includes cowpea (Vigna unguiculata), soybean (Glycine max), maize (Zea mays), Bambara groundnut (Vigna subterranea), African yam bean (Sphenostylis stenocarpa), wild vigna (Wild Vigna species) and some miscellaneous legumes (Annex 1). The seeds are maintained at both medium and long term cold storage at a temperature of 50C and -200C, respectively.

What is the Humidity in MTS?

Genetic resources conservation is vital to global food security and poverty alleviation. IITA’s Genetic Resources Center (GRC) plays a major role in the conservation of seed crop germplasm in order to prevent the genetic erosion of these crop species and maintain a genetic base for crop improvement.

IITA conserves a collection of seed crops that includes cowpea (Vigna unguiculata), soybean (Glycine max), maize (Zea mays), Bambara groundnut (Vigna subterranea), African yam bean (Sphenostylis stenocarpa), wild vigna (Wild Vigna species) and some miscellaneous legumes (Annex 1). The seeds are maintained at both medium and long term cold storage at a temperature of 50C and -200C, respectively.

What is the temperature in Long Term Storage (LTS)?

Genetic resources conservation is vital to global food security and poverty alleviation. IITA’s Genetic Resources Center (GRC) plays a major role in the conservation of seed crop germplasm in order to prevent the genetic erosion of these crop species and maintain a genetic base for crop improvement.

IITA conserves a collection of seed crops that includes cowpea (Vigna unguiculata), soybean (Glycine max), maize (Zea mays), Bambara groundnut (Vigna subterranea), African yam bean (Sphenostylis stenocarpa), wild vigna (Wild Vigna species) and some miscellaneous legumes (Annex 1). The seeds are maintained at both medium and long term cold storage at a temperature of 50C and -200C, respectively.

What is the Humidity in LTS?

Genetic resources conservation is vital to global food security and poverty alleviation. IITA’s Genetic Resources Center (GRC) plays a major role in the conservation of seed crop germplasm in order to prevent the genetic erosion of these crop species and maintain a genetic base for crop improvement.

IITA conserves a collection of seed crops that includes cowpea (Vigna unguiculata), soybean (Glycine max), maize (Zea mays), Bambara groundnut (Vigna subterranea), African yam bean (Sphenostylis stenocarpa), wild vigna (Wild Vigna species) and some miscellaneous legumes (Annex 1). The seeds are maintained at both medium and long term cold storage at a temperature of 50C and -200C, respectively.

What triggers the regeneration?

Genetic resources conservation is vital to global food security and poverty alleviation. IITA’s Genetic Resources Center (GRC) plays a major role in the conservation of seed crop germplasm in order to prevent the genetic erosion of these crop species and maintain a genetic base for crop improvement.

IITA conserves a collection of seed crops that includes cowpea (Vigna unguiculata), soybean (Glycine max), maize (Zea mays), Bambara groundnut (Vigna subterranea), African yam bean (Sphenostylis stenocarpa), wild vigna (Wild Vigna species) and some miscellaneous legumes (Annex 1). The seeds are maintained at both medium and long term cold storage at a temperature of 50C and -200C, respectively.

What is a black box?

Genetic resources conservation is vital to global food security and poverty alleviation. IITA’s Genetic Resources Center (GRC) plays a major role in the conservation of seed crop germplasm in order to prevent the genetic erosion of these crop species and maintain a genetic base for crop improvement.

IITA conserves a collection of seed crops that includes cowpea (Vigna unguiculata), soybean (Glycine max), maize (Zea mays), Bambara groundnut (Vigna subterranea), African yam bean (Sphenostylis stenocarpa), wild vigna (Wild Vigna species) and some miscellaneous legumes (Annex 1). The seeds are maintained at both medium and long term cold storage at a temperature of 50C and -200C, respectively.

What is safety duplication?

Genetic resources conservation is vital to global food security and poverty alleviation. IITA’s Genetic Resources Center (GRC) plays a major role in the conservation of seed crop germplasm in order to prevent the genetic erosion of these crop species and maintain a genetic base for crop improvement.

IITA conserves a collection of seed crops that includes cowpea (Vigna unguiculata), soybean (Glycine max), maize (Zea mays), Bambara groundnut (Vigna subterranea), African yam bean (Sphenostylis stenocarpa), wild vigna (Wild Vigna species) and some miscellaneous legumes (Annex 1). The seeds are maintained at both medium and long term cold storage at a temperature of 50C and -200C, respectively.

What is documentation?

Genetic resources conservation is vital to global food security and poverty alleviation. IITA’s Genetic Resources Center (GRC) plays a major role in the conservation of seed crop germplasm in order to prevent the genetic erosion of these crop species and maintain a genetic base for crop improvement.

IITA conserves a collection of seed crops that includes cowpea (Vigna unguiculata), soybean (Glycine max), maize (Zea mays), Bambara groundnut (Vigna subterranea), African yam bean (Sphenostylis stenocarpa), wild vigna (Wild Vigna species) and some miscellaneous legumes (Annex 1). The seeds are maintained at both medium and long term cold storage at a temperature of 50C and -200C, respectively.

What is a Standard Material Transfer Agreement (SMTA)?

Genetic resources conservation is vital to global food security and poverty alleviation. IITA’s Genetic Resources Center (GRC) plays a major role in the conservation of seed crop germplasm in order to prevent the genetic erosion of these crop species and maintain a genetic base for crop improvement.

IITA conserves a collection of seed crops that includes cowpea (Vigna unguiculata), soybean (Glycine max), maize (Zea mays), Bambara groundnut (Vigna subterranea), African yam bean (Sphenostylis stenocarpa), wild vigna (Wild Vigna species) and some miscellaneous legumes (Annex 1). The seeds are maintained at both medium and long term cold storage at a temperature of 50C and -200C, respectively.

When do we need to use SMTA?

Genetic resources conservation is vital to global food security and poverty alleviation. IITA’s Genetic Resources Center (GRC) plays a major role in the conservation of seed crop germplasm in order to prevent the genetic erosion of these crop species and maintain a genetic base for crop improvement.

IITA conserves a collection of seed crops that includes cowpea (Vigna unguiculata), soybean (Glycine max), maize (Zea mays), Bambara groundnut (Vigna subterranea), African yam bean (Sphenostylis stenocarpa), wild vigna (Wild Vigna species) and some miscellaneous legumes (Annex 1). The seeds are maintained at both medium and long term cold storage at a temperature of 50C and -200C, respectively.

In the costed collection

Genetic resources conservation is vital to global food security and poverty alleviation. IITA’s Genetic Resources Center (GRC) plays a major role in the conservation of seed crop germplasm in order to prevent the genetic erosion of these crop species and maintain a genetic base for crop improvement.

IITA conserves a collection of seed crops that includes cowpea (Vigna unguiculata), soybean (Glycine max), maize (Zea mays), Bambara groundnut (Vigna subterranea), African yam bean (Sphenostylis stenocarpa), wild vigna (Wild Vigna species) and some miscellaneous legumes (Annex 1). The seeds are maintained at both medium and long term cold storage at a temperature of 50C and -200C, respectively.

Legally available within the costed collection

Genetic resources conservation is vital to global food security and poverty alleviation. IITA’s Genetic Resources Center (GRC) plays a major role in the conservation of seed crop germplasm in order to prevent the genetic erosion of these crop species and maintain a genetic base for crop improvement.

IITA conserves a collection of seed crops that includes cowpea (Vigna unguiculata), soybean (Glycine max), maize (Zea mays), Bambara groundnut (Vigna subterranea), African yam bean (Sphenostylis stenocarpa), wild vigna (Wild Vigna species) and some miscellaneous legumes (Annex 1). The seeds are maintained at both medium and long term cold storage at a temperature of 50C and -200C, respectively.

Genetic stocks within the costed collection

Genetic resources conservation is vital to global food security and poverty alleviation. IITA’s Genetic Resources Center (GRC) plays a major role in the conservation of seed crop germplasm in order to prevent the genetic erosion of these crop species and maintain a genetic base for crop improvement.

IITA conserves a collection of seed crops that includes cowpea (Vigna unguiculata), soybean (Glycine max), maize (Zea mays), Bambara groundnut (Vigna subterranea), African yam bean (Sphenostylis stenocarpa), wild vigna (Wild Vigna species) and some miscellaneous legumes (Annex 1). The seeds are maintained at both medium and long term cold storage at a temperature of 50C and -200C, respectively.

Material with health status tested

Genetic resources conservation is vital to global food security and poverty alleviation. IITA’s Genetic Resources Center (GRC) plays a major role in the conservation of seed crop germplasm in order to prevent the genetic erosion of these crop species and maintain a genetic base for crop improvement.

IITA conserves a collection of seed crops that includes cowpea (Vigna unguiculata), soybean (Glycine max), maize (Zea mays), Bambara groundnut (Vigna subterranea), African yam bean (Sphenostylis stenocarpa), wild vigna (Wild Vigna species) and some miscellaneous legumes (Annex 1). The seeds are maintained at both medium and long term cold storage at a temperature of 50C and -200C, respectively.

Material with health tested in the reporting year (XXXX)

Genetic resources conservation is vital to global food security and poverty alleviation. IITA’s Genetic Resources Center (GRC) plays a major role in the conservation of seed crop germplasm in order to prevent the genetic erosion of these crop species and maintain a genetic base for crop improvement.

IITA conserves a collection of seed crops that includes cowpea (Vigna unguiculata), soybean (Glycine max), maize (Zea mays), Bambara groundnut (Vigna subterranea), African yam bean (Sphenostylis stenocarpa), wild vigna (Wild Vigna species) and some miscellaneous legumes (Annex 1). The seeds are maintained at both medium and long term cold storage at a temperature of 50C and -200C, respectively.

With health status clean

Genetic resources conservation is vital to global food security and poverty alleviation. IITA’s Genetic Resources Center (GRC) plays a major role in the conservation of seed crop germplasm in order to prevent the genetic erosion of these crop species and maintain a genetic base for crop improvement.

IITA conserves a collection of seed crops that includes cowpea (Vigna unguiculata), soybean (Glycine max), maize (Zea mays), Bambara groundnut (Vigna subterranea), African yam bean (Sphenostylis stenocarpa), wild vigna (Wild Vigna species) and some miscellaneous legumes (Annex 1). The seeds are maintained at both medium and long term cold storage at a temperature of 50C and -200C, respectively.

Disease cleaned in the reporting year (XXXX)

Genetic resources conservation is vital to global food security and poverty alleviation. IITA’s Genetic Resources Center (GRC) plays a major role in the conservation of seed crop germplasm in order to prevent the genetic erosion of these crop species and maintain a genetic base for crop improvement.

IITA conserves a collection of seed crops that includes cowpea (Vigna unguiculata), soybean (Glycine max), maize (Zea mays), Bambara groundnut (Vigna subterranea), African yam bean (Sphenostylis stenocarpa), wild vigna (Wild Vigna species) and some miscellaneous legumes (Annex 1). The seeds are maintained at both medium and long term cold storage at a temperature of 50C and -200C, respectively.

With known viability

Genetic resources conservation is vital to global food security and poverty alleviation. IITA’s Genetic Resources Center (GRC) plays a major role in the conservation of seed crop germplasm in order to prevent the genetic erosion of these crop species and maintain a genetic base for crop improvement.

IITA conserves a collection of seed crops that includes cowpea (Vigna unguiculata), soybean (Glycine max), maize (Zea mays), Bambara groundnut (Vigna subterranea), African yam bean (Sphenostylis stenocarpa), wild vigna (Wild Vigna species) and some miscellaneous legumes (Annex 1). The seeds are maintained at both medium and long term cold storage at a temperature of 50C and -200C, respectively.

Tested for viability in the reporting year (XXXX)

Genetic resources conservation is vital to global food security and poverty alleviation. IITA’s Genetic Resources Center (GRC) plays a major role in the conservation of seed crop germplasm in order to prevent the genetic erosion of these crop species and maintain a genetic base for crop improvement.

IITA conserves a collection of seed crops that includes cowpea (Vigna unguiculata), soybean (Glycine max), maize (Zea mays), Bambara groundnut (Vigna subterranea), African yam bean (Sphenostylis stenocarpa), wild vigna (Wild Vigna species) and some miscellaneous legumes (Annex 1). The seeds are maintained at both medium and long term cold storage at a temperature of 50C and -200C, respectively.

With acceptable viability

Genetic resources conservation is vital to global food security and poverty alleviation. IITA’s Genetic Resources Center (GRC) plays a major role in the conservation of seed crop germplasm in order to prevent the genetic erosion of these crop species and maintain a genetic base for crop improvement.

IITA conserves a collection of seed crops that includes cowpea (Vigna unguiculata), soybean (Glycine max), maize (Zea mays), Bambara groundnut (Vigna subterranea), African yam bean (Sphenostylis stenocarpa), wild vigna (Wild Vigna species) and some miscellaneous legumes (Annex 1). The seeds are maintained at both medium and long term cold storage at a temperature of 50C and -200C, respectively.

With acceptable seed or sample number

Genetic resources conservation is vital to global food security and poverty alleviation. IITA’s Genetic Resources Center (GRC) plays a major role in the conservation of seed crop germplasm in order to prevent the genetic erosion of these crop species and maintain a genetic base for crop improvement.

IITA conserves a collection of seed crops that includes cowpea (Vigna unguiculata), soybean (Glycine max), maize (Zea mays), Bambara groundnut (Vigna subterranea), African yam bean (Sphenostylis stenocarpa), wild vigna (Wild Vigna species) and some miscellaneous legumes (Annex 1). The seeds are maintained at both medium and long term cold storage at a temperature of 50C and -200C, respectively.

Legally and physically available

Genetic resources conservation is vital to global food security and poverty alleviation. IITA’s Genetic Resources Center (GRC) plays a major role in the conservation of seed crop germplasm in order to prevent the genetic erosion of these crop species and maintain a genetic base for crop improvement.

IITA conserves a collection of seed crops that includes cowpea (Vigna unguiculata), soybean (Glycine max), maize (Zea mays), Bambara groundnut (Vigna subterranea), African yam bean (Sphenostylis stenocarpa), wild vigna (Wild Vigna species) and some miscellaneous legumes (Annex 1). The seeds are maintained at both medium and long term cold storage at a temperature of 50C and -200C, respectively.

Subjected to seed increase or samples multiplied in the reporting year (XXXX)

Genetic resources conservation is vital to global food security and poverty alleviation. IITA’s Genetic Resources Center (GRC) plays a major role in the conservation of seed crop germplasm in order to prevent the genetic erosion of these crop species and maintain a genetic base for crop improvement.

IITA conserves a collection of seed crops that includes cowpea (Vigna unguiculata), soybean (Glycine max), maize (Zea mays), Bambara groundnut (Vigna subterranea), African yam bean (Sphenostylis stenocarpa), wild vigna (Wild Vigna species) and some miscellaneous legumes (Annex 1). The seeds are maintained at both medium and long term cold storage at a temperature of 50C and -200C, respectively.