Welcome to Genesys - the Global Gateway to Genetic Resources

Genesys is an online platform where you can find information about Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (PGRFA) conserved in genebanks worldwide.

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Last updates of passport data

Updates of passport data by date of last update and institute

12 June 2019

Last published datasets

Last published datasets by date of last update, title and data provider

25 May 2019
8 March 2019

Genesys Uploader 1.4 released

Last updated by Matija Obreza 1 month ago May 3, 2019

The updated Genesys Uploader 1.4 provides correct OAuth Client settings and fixes a few minor bugs identified in version 1.3.

Test the new Genesys website!

Last updated by Matija Obreza 2 months ago Apr 30, 2019

The team worked on a new Genesys website since August 2018.

The updated website keeps the general Genesys look-and-feel, but adds interesting new functionality and features. Give it a try at https://beta.genesys-pgr.org and send us your feedback!

Server upgrade complete

Last updated by Matija Obreza 2 months ago Apr 30, 2019

The servers running the Genesys cluster now operate with more memory and CPU resources.

The new database configuration is already showing improvements in response time and we will continue improving performance of Genesys in the future. Your feedback is welcome at helpdesk@genesys-pgr.org

Server upgrade in progress

Last updated by Matija Obreza 2 months ago Apr 30, 2019

We are upgrading the primary database server. Genesys will be in read-only mode until 18:00 CEST.

The read-only mode will result in error messages when you try to access functions that would modifiy records in the database.

NARC Jordan passport data

Last updated by Matija Obreza 3 months ago Mar 5, 2019

The National Agricultural Research Center (NARC) of Jordan now provides passport data on close to 5,000 accessions in their collections.

Genesys updated with current EURISCO data

Last updated by Matija Obreza 4 months ago Feb 26, 2019

Almost 2,000,000 accession records in Genesys were updated over the past couple of days with the current data from EURISCO. Some 14,000 new records were added. For most institutes the PDCI improved, indicating improved data coverage.

About 35K accessions from INRA (France) and CGN (Netherlands) were updated with their Digital Object Identifier (DOI).

Every WIEWS INSTCODE for which we have data in Genesys is now linked to a Data Provider -- this is a concept we introduced in the Genesys Catalog in 2018. Genesys now displays the source of data for every accession, for example https://beta.genesys-pgr.org/10.18730/8TZFW shows ICARDA as data provider.

Through this process of linking institute codes to data providers we identified a few collections that no longer appear in EURISCO (a few from Poland and Romania) and that data was removed from Genesys.

About 120,000 records that were already marked as historical entries from VIR (RUS001) were deleted from the database because they were duplicates of current records (~200K).

For some reason we had data registered to USA200 (University of California) that in fact had to be USA129 (NPGS Repository for Citrus & Dates). Some 14K records were removed.

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