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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Survey: Tell us about your experience with Genesys

Last updated by Nora Castaneda-Alvarez 4 weeks ago Jun 27, 2017
We invite you to take part of our feedback survey to help us improve Genesys. Tell us about your experience using Genesys, the features you like the most and the improvements you would like to see in the future.
 
The survey should take 10 minutes to complete.
 
Please take the survey at: https://www.surveymonkey.de/r/2PVX22Z
 

Genesys as source of data on ex situ holdings for the Second GPA

Last updated by Matija Obreza 1 month ago Jun 19, 2017

Genesys may be used as a source of data on ex situ holdings for the Second Global Plan of Action on PGRFA.

National Focal Points (NFPs) who wish to report on the implementation of the Second Global Plan of Action for Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (Second GPA) and whose national inventory of ex situ holdings is published and downloadable from a web information system using MCPD descriptors, such as Genesys, may opt to report on Genesys:

  1. All germplasm in their base collection(s); and
  2. Unique accessions which are stored in medium/long-term conservation facilities and are expected to become part of the national base collections.

By publishing collection data on Genesys the NFPs do not have to submit accession-level passport data again to FAO. FAO should be informed accordingly (email: WIEWS@fao.org) and will retrieve information from Genesys periodically.

NFPs are reminded to monitor the implementation of other areas of the Second GPA by using the WIEWS Second GPA Reporting System.

List of passport data updates

Last updated by Matija Obreza 2 months ago May 15, 2017

The Last updates of passport data shows the dates and numbers of accessions (historic or active) last uploaded to Genesys by our partners. Similar information is displayed for every genebank in their Genesys profile page (e.g. IITA has updated 30,479 records on 12 October 2016 at the time of writing).

Direct link to Last updates of passport data is located in the "About Genesys" section of the Genesys navigation bar.

CATIE

Last updated by Nora Castaneda-Alvarez 4 months ago Mar 22, 2017

CATIE added their coffee collection (1,990 accessions) to Genesys.

How to use Genesys?

Last updated by Matija Obreza 4 months ago Mar 10, 2017

Visit the Genesys PGR playlist on Youtube.

Centre for Pacific Crops and Trees

Last updated by Matija Obreza 9 months ago Nov 1, 2016

Accession passport data of CePaCT collection is included in Genesys.

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