Genebank details

Centro Agronómico Tropical de Investigación y Enseñanza

The Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center (CATIE, for its acronym in Spanish) is devoted to agricultural research and education in Latin America. CATIE's genebank currently holds important collections on diverse crops, such as coffee, cacao, peach palm, cucurbitas, tomato and chilli. CATIE has a mandate to conserve the genetic resources relevant to mesoamerica.

Coffee, cacao and peach palm are conserved in a field collection, whereas horticultural crops are conserved in CATIE's cold chamber. CATIE's collections are part of the International Treaty for Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture, and are therefore available to users.

Safety duplications have been made to the Svalbard Global Seed Vault (horticultural crops and legumes, mainly), the National Center for Genetic Resources Preservation in Fort Collins - Colorado (coffee seeds under cryopreservation), WorldVeg (horticultural crops), CIAT (beans and cassava), and IITA (yam).

Institute code
CRI001
Type
International
Country
Web link
www.catie.ac.cr
Accessions in Genesys
Location
Latitude
9.8
Longitude
-83.8
Most represented Crops
coffee
squashes
maize
tomato
amaranth
Other
457
Not specified
6,014
Most represented Crop names
Coffee
1,890
Squash
1,608
Cocoa
1,232
Common bean
665
Peach palm
614
Other
4,829
Not specified
112
Most represented Genera
Cucurbita
Coffea
Theobroma
Phaseolus
Capsicum
Other
3,565
Most represented Species
Coffea arabica
Cucurbita moschata
Theobroma cacao
Phaseolus vulgaris
Bactris gasipaes
Other
5,148
Last updates of passport data
3 May 2019
25 March 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
4000
3000
2000
1000
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Passport Data Completeness Index (PDCI)
Average PDCI score for 10,950 accessions is 5.33, with minimum score of 2.40 and maximum score of 6.95.