Germplasm Database

Characterization and Evaluation of Accessions

Activities carried out at the MG seed collection include the characterization and evaluation of accessions. The characterization step is performed through the analysis of morpho-agronomic and nutritional traits, and the use of biochemical and molecular markers.

Data for each accession are collected using the following descriptors (UPOV and/or IPGRI):

Quantitative traits databases

Several (partial) databases of quantitative traits (morphometry, phenology, etc) are curretly available for the accessions stored at the MGD seed bank:

The wheat morphometric database
(Triticum turgidum/aestivum)

Traits included: plant height, heading, etc.; spike shape, density, awns, etc.; glumes color, size, hairness, etc.; seed color, vitrousness, etc.; mean spikelet number per spike, etc.

Records included: 12622

The spelt morphometric database
(hulled wheat - Triticum spelta)

Traits included: plant production, height, earing and maturation dates, etc.; spike number, shape, length, density and weight; spikelet number, sterile spikelet number, seeds per spike, etc;

Records included: 619

The pea morphometric database
(Pisum sativum)

Traits included: plant habit, branching, etc.; leaf color, shape, margin, wax presence, etc.; flower color, size, date, etc.; pod length, width, shape, color, etc.; tolerance to fusarium, blight, ascochyta, mildew, etc.

Records included: 3139

The vetches morphometric database
(Vicia spp.)

Traits included: plant height, stem color; flower number and color, flowering date, etc.; leaflet shape, size; pod density and number; pod insertion angle, distribution along the stem, etc..

Records included: 1875

Reference persons

For more information, please contact the following persons: