Genebank details

Australian Grains Genebank, Agriculture Victoria

The Australian Grains Genebank (AGG) is a bio-digital resource centre with the national mandate for the acquisition, conservation, maintenance and distribution of grain crop genetic resources to support the Australian grains industry. The AGG is Australia's first national grains crop genetic resource centre, and was formed in 2014 as a partnership between Agriculture Victoria and the Grains Research and Development Corporation. The AGG incorporates collections previously held in the Australian Temperate Field Crops Collection, the Australian Tropical Crops Collection and the Australian Winter Cereals Collection.

The AGG is custodian of over 185,000 accessions of temperate and tropical crops including cultivated varieties, landraces, progenitors, breeding lines and wild relatives of cereals, legumes, oilseeds and other minor crops. Winter cereals comprise around 52% of the collection, followed by temperate pulses (c. 25%), tropical crops (c. 19%), temperate oilseeds (c. 4%) and minor crops making up the rest. Crop wild relatives represent around 5.5% of the total collection, with the AGG actively collecting Australia's unique native species related to agricultural crops to ensure their ex-situ conservation into the future.

Since it started, the AGG has distributed over 202,000 germplasm samples to research, pre-breeding and breeding programs across Australia and overseas, underpinning the development of more resilient, productive grain crop varieites for Australian and international growing conditions.

The AGG is located at the Grains Innovation Precinct in Horsham, Victoria, Australia. For queries or germplasm requests, please contact: agg.info@agriculture.vic.gov.au.

Institute code
Type
Governmental
Country
Accessions in Genesys
Location
Latitude
-36.722811
Longitude
142.175419
Most represented Crops
wheat
barley
chickpea
lentil
Other
26,718
Not specified
28,967
Most represented Crop names
Wheat
88,944
Barley
39,562
Chickpea
17,083
Pea
7,575
Brassica
6,580
Other
55,323
Most represented Genera
Triticum
Hordeum
Cicer
Pisum
Brassica
Other
60,146
Most represented Species
Triticum aestivum
Hordeum vulgare
Triticum turgidum
Cicer arietinum
Pisum sativum
Other
75,122
Last updates of passport data
25 November 2022
13 November 2022
27 October 2022
18 October 2022
12 October 2022
7 October 2022
4 October 2022
23 June 2022
18 January 2019
Passport Data Completeness Index (PDCI)
Genesys uses the PDCI as an indicator of the completeness of published passport data. The PDCI uses the presence or absence of data points in the documentation of a genebank accession, taking into account the presence or value of other data points (van Hintum et al. 2011). For example, a wild accession should have a well-defined collection site but no variety name. The PDCI ranges from 0 to 10, where 0 is the minimum score assigned to rather incomplete passport records and 10 is the maximum score assigned to very complete passport records. Any type of accession, wild, landrace, breeding material or modern variety, can attain the PDCI’s maximal score.
Number of passport records
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Passport Data Completeness Index (PDCI)
Average PDCI score for 215,067 accessions is 4.86, with minimum score of 2.05 and maximum score of 8.40.