Genebank details

Centro Internacional de la Papa

Genebanks conserve living plant samples of the world’s important crops and their wild relatives. They ensure that the genetic resources that underpin our food supply are both secure in the long term for future generations and available in the short term for use by farmers, plant breeders, and researchers. These collections are important to ensure that crop plants which may contain genes to resist disease, provide enhanced nutrition, or survive in changing or harsh environments do not become endangered or extinct over time. The genebank at the International Potato Center (CIP) in Lima, Peru maintains clonal and seed collections of potato, sweetpotato, and Andean roots and tubers (ARTC’s). The genebank is maintained as a global public good under the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGRFA).  CIP’s germplasm is available for requestors for research, education, and breeding purposes. This germplasm has been used in breeding programs in over 100 countries. CIP is the custodian of the world’s largest in vitro genebank and is the first to obtain International Standards Organization (ISO) accreditation, which regulates the processes for safe and secure germplasm movement. Further, it houses one of the world’s leading herbarium collections and cryopreservation program.

Institute code
PER001
Type
CGIAR
Country
Accessions in Genesys
Location
Latitude
-12.06
Longitude
-77.08
Most represented Crops
potato
sweetpotato
artc
Most represented Crop names
Potato
11,076
Sweetpotato
8,851
Andean Root and Tubers
2,579
Most represented Genera
Solanum
Ipomoea
Oxalis
Ullucus
Lepidium
Other
523
Most represented Species
Ipomoea batatas
Solanum sp.
Solanum tuberosum
Oxalis tuberosa
Ullucus tuberosus
Other
5,802
Last updates of passport data
19 October 2018
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 17,901 accessions is 7.53, with minimum score of 3.90 and maximum score of 8.95.