Function and Objectives of the WEL Gene Bank

- The protection of Seed collections with special regard to

- Seed collections and their long-term conservation with special regard to

  • Native species related to Germany´s cultivated species 
  • Species which have a direct or potential use for nutrition and in agriculture
  • Wild species and populations which are endangered

- Nationwide inventory and documentation

- Provision of seed material for propagation and all respective available data for its use

- Collaboration of the network partners with regard to selection and management of the collections

The implementation of national endeavours for the protection of plant genetic resources

List of Plant Genetic Resources (PGR) - further information under "Plant Genetic Resources in Germany

AG:

Medicinal plants and herbs (incl. poisonous, healing and magic plants, stimulants)

BW:

Bienenweide

EW:

Plant proteins

FG:

Forest and hedging plants

FU:

Forage crops

KH:

Plant carbohydrates (contain starch, inulin and sugars)

ÖF:

Plant oils and fats

OG:

Fruit and vegetables

TK:

Industrial plants (energy crops, dyes, plant fibre, green manure crops, renewable biomass except wood

WEL:

Wild plants for nutrition and agriculture

WS:

Trees for wind and shade protection (incl. erosion and groundcover)

ZG:

Ornament and herbaceous plants (incl. cut foliage, aquarium and indoor plants)

ZÜ:

Plants for use in cultivation and cultivation research

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