Accesions and storage conditions

 STORAGED ACCESSIONS

The number of accessions stored in the Genebank of COMAV classified by species are shown in the following table:

 

 

Num. species

Num. accessions

Solanaceous crops

 

66

7872

Tomato and wild relatives

11

4513

Pepper and wild relatives

10

2477

Eggplant and wild relatives

5

310

Other solanaceous crops

40

572

Cucurbits

 

23

3227

Melon and wild relatives

8

1380

Cucumber and wild relatives

 

1

218

Cucurbita spp.

 

6

1175

Watermelon and wild relatives

2

333

Other cucurbits

 

6

121

Compositae

 

5

1156

Lettuce

 

1

1128

Other compositae crops

4

128

Leguminous

 

14

904

Bean

1

673

Broad bean

 

1

80

Other leguminous

12

151

Cruciferous

 

9

747

Brassica oleracea

 

1

441

Brassica rapa

 

1

123

Other cruciferous

7

83

Umbelliferous

 

12

616

Allium cepa

 

4

403

Other umbelliferous

 

8

213

Quenopodiaceous

 

6

253

Beta vulgaris

 

1

179

Spinacia oleracea

 

1

55

Other quenopodiaceous

4

19

Other families

 

53

195

TOTAL

 

188

14970

 

STORAGE CONDITIONS

Seeds of the active collection are maintained in cold chambers at 3-4ºC of temperature in glass jars after desiccation with silicagel. Cold chambers at -18ºC are also available. Viability tests are performed according to ISTA standard procedures.