Genebank details

National Plant Genetic Resources Centre

The National Plant Genetic Resources Centre (NPGRC) - Zambia is hosted at the Mount Makulu Central Research Station, the headquarters of the Zambia Agriculture Research Institute (ZARI), a department of the Ministry of Agriculture.

The national genebank currently holds 6,653 accessions of seed samples for 49 different crop species and 311 clones of vegetatively propagated crops, together with a wide range of genetic resources of crop wild relatives and useful plant species.

Institute code
Type
Governmental
Country
Accessions in Genesys
Location
Latitude
-15.39
Longitude
28.19
Most represented Crops
rice
sweetpotato
groundnuts
cowpea
sorghum
Other
157
Not specified
131
Most represented Crop names
Rice
265
Sweet potato
261
Groundnuts
159
Cowpea
76
Finger Millet
70
Other
374
Most represented Genera
Oryza
Ipomoea
Arachis
Vigna
Sorghum
Other
225
Most represented Species
Oryza sativa
Ipomoea batatas
Arachis hypogaea
Vigna unguiculata
Eleusine coracana
Other
350
Last updates of passport data
13 June 2022
17 May 2022
23 March 2022
18 February 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
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Passport Data Completeness Index (PDCI)
Average PDCI score for 1,205 accessions is 6.94, with minimum score of 4.85 and maximum score of 7.70.