Genebank details

Plant Genetic Resources Research Institute

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) - Plant Genetic Resources Research Institute (PGRRI) collects and conserves plant genetic resources of Ghana in order to ensure their effective conservation and use for food security and sustainable agricultural development. The CSIR-PGRRI was established in 1964 with the responsibility of conserving both orthodox and recalcitrant germplasm through cold-, field- and in-vitro storage. It is one of the 13 research institutes of Ghana’s national Council for Scientific and Industrial Research. To ensure the realization of its mandate to collect and conserve the plant genetic resources of Ghana for the benefit of current and future generations, the CSIR-PGRRI maintains a diverse germplasm collection composed of legume, cereal, vegetable, root and tuber, medicinal, spice plants, fruit, forest tree species and crop wild relatives.

Institute code
Type
Governmental
Country
Accessions in Genesys
Location
Latitude
6.2798
Longitude
-0.4535
Most represented Crops
maize
rice
cowpea
eggplant
bambara
Other
257
Not specified
153
Most represented Crop names
Maize
497
Rice
299
cowpea
186
eggplant
115
bambara groundnut
108
Other
409
Not specified
19
Most represented Genera
Zea
Oryza
Vigna
Solanum
Arachis
Other
292
Most represented Species
Zea mays
Oryza sativa
Vigna unguiculata
Vigna subterranea
Arachis hypogaea
Other
527
Last updates of passport data
29 July 2022
28 July 2022
13 June 2022
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
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Passport Data Completeness Index (PDCI)
Average PDCI score for 1,633 accessions is 6.22, with minimum score of 1.50 and maximum score of 7.00.