Welcome to Genesys - the Global Gateway to Genetic Resources

Genesys is a global portal to information about Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (PGRFA). It is a gateway from which germplasm accessions from genebanks around the world can be easily found and ordered.

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Last updates of passport data

Updates of passport data by date of last update and institute

Database upgrade

Last updated by Matija Obreza 6 days ago Oct 14, 2018

Genesys database upgrade took a few hours to migrate to a more efficient data model, resulting in faster updating and querying of accession data.

This update extends Genesys with support for publishing Datasets and Subsets, uses enhanced file repository with permission management and includes SFTP for managing accession images and documents.

EMBRAPA shares data for more than 190.000 accessions on Genesys

Last updated by Matija Obreza 3 weeks ago Oct 2, 2018

We are happy to announce that the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (EMBRAPA) is now a data provider to Genesys, thanks to a collaboration undertaken by the Crop Wild Relatives Project to strengthen genebank information systems globally. Genesys users can find now information about rice, beans, barley, wheat and other crops currently conserved throughout the different collections of the Brazilian system.

Genesys cluster upgrade completed

Last updated by Matija Obreza 4 months ago Jun 15, 2018

The Genesys server cluster upgrade is completed. 

Read the Genesys Report we presented at the recent 2018 GRIN-Global & Genesys workshop.

Placing plant samples orders using Genesys

Last updated by Nora Castaneda-Alvarez 9 months ago Jan 11, 2018

Some of the genebanks publishing their germplasm passport data on Genesys have also enabled the option to place plant samples requests through our portal. Here you can find a list of crops and the institutions offering this option:

First accession with DOI on Genesys

Last updated by Matija Obreza 12 months ago Oct 26, 2017

Accession CIP 700001 from the International Potato Center is the first accession with a DOI in Genesys https://www.genesys-pgr.org/10.18730/8T40

Upgrade to 2.2 completed

Last updated by Matija Obreza 12 months ago Oct 26, 2017

Genesys servers are upgraded to the 2.2 release. Major changes in this release are the changes to Genesys API for DOI as permanent unique identifiers for accessions and detailed logging of changes on accession records.

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