Genebank details

Agricultural Plant Genetic Resources Conservation and Research Centre

The Agricultural Plant Genetic Resources Conservation and Research Centre (APGRC) is one of the Centres that operate under the umbrella of the Agricultural Research Corporation (ARC) Sudan. It is mandated for realizing sustainable management and use of the plant genetic resources for food and agriculture (PGRFA) in Sudan.

Activities for conservation of the local PGRFA are carried out by the APGRC through a network of genebanks that comprises seed and field genebanks. They are composed of a central national genebank facility at the headquarters of the APGRC at Wad Medani town in central Sudan, which is connected with a number of sub-national genebank units located in different agricultural research stations of the ARC. They include a seed genebank unit in Elobeid town in the western region, banana field genebank in Kassala town in the eastern region, and date palm field genebank in Elhudeiba in the northern region.

A total of more than 15,000 accessions have already been collected and are being conserved in the genebanks of the APGRC from different plant species. The largest collections are from crops such as sorghum and pearl millet, followed by sesame, cowpea, and vegetables such as okra, watermelon, peppers, as well as medicinal plants such as Roselle. The seed materials of different accessions are conserved in the seed banks under long term seed storage conditions. Collections of banana and date palm are conserved in two separate field genebanks.

Institute code
Type
Governmental
Country
Accessions in Genesys
Location
Latitude
14.29
Longitude
33.3
Most represented Crops
sorghum
pearlmillet
sesame
cowpea
banana
Other
174
Not specified
1,337
Most represented Crop names
Sorghum
5,216
Pearl millet
2,004
Okra
670
Sesame
444
Cowpea
392
Other
1,032
Not specified
195
Most represented Genera
Sorghum
Pennisetum
Abelmoschus
Sesamum
Vigna
Other
1,056
Most represented Species
Sorghum bicolor
Pennisetum glaucum
Abelmoschus esculentus
Sesamum indicum
Vigna unguiculata
Other
1,238
Last updates of passport data
26 April 2020
13 April 2020
19 March 2020
21 August 2019
1 August 2019
25 July 2019
10 July 2019
1 July 2019
27 June 2019
27 May 2019
22 May 2019
5 May 2019
23 April 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 9,953 accessions is 5.13, with minimum score of 2.60 and maximum score of 7.50.