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How to obtain germplasm?

The intention of EURISCO is to provide a central interface to information about plant genetic resources accessions, which are maintained in almost 400 European collections. For legal reasons, EURISCO does not provide the possibility to order accessions directly. Material requests should be addressed to the holding institutions.

Addresses and contact details of the holding institutions are available from the particular accession details pages. Therefore, please click on the link "Contact details on FAO-WIEWS website", which is provided in the section "Holding institute" of each details page. In addition, for many of the accessions documented in EURISCO, direct links to the ordering systems of the respective holding institutes are available (see below example).

Access to germplasm

The ECPGR Secretariat (l.maggioni(at) can also be contacted for further information.

An overview of all collections currently providing information to EURISCO can be found here.