Genebank details

Ethiopian Biodiversity Institute

The genebank of the Ethiopian Biodiversity Institute (EBI) is based in Addis Ababa and was established in 1976. It currently conserves over 88,000 accessions of local farmers’ varieties and wild species collected by the institute. The number of accessions is increasing though, as new collections are added to the genebank, mainly from areas that were not addressed in previous germplasm collection expeditions.

Institute code
Type
Governmental
Country
Accessions in Genesys
Location
Latitude
9.03
Longitude
38.77
Most represented Genera
Solanum
Eleusine
Avena
Pisum
Vigna
Other
9
Most represented Species
Solanum incanum
Solanum marginatum
Solanum campylacanthum
Solanum dasyphyllum
Eleusine floccifolia
Other
35
Last updates of passport data
23 March 2021
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 87 accessions is 2.64, with minimum score of 2.05 and maximum score of 2.65.