The European Search Catalogue for Plant Genetic Resources (EURISCO) provides information
about more than 2 million accessions of crop plants and their wild relatives, preserved ex situ
by almost 400 institutes. It is based on a network of National Inventories of 43 member countries
and represents an important effort for the preservation of world's agrobiological diversity by
providing information about the large genetic diversity kept by the collaborating institutions.
Between 2003 and 2014, EURISCO was hosted and maintained by Bioversity International, Rome, Italy. Since 2014,
EURISCO is being maintained at the Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK),
The central goal of EURISCO is to provide a one-stop-shop for information for the scientific community
and for plant breeders. EURISCO contains both passport data and phenotypic data.
EURISCO is being maintained on behalf of the Secretariat of the European Cooperative Programme for Plant
Genetic Resources (ECPGR), in collaboration with and on behalf of the National Focal Points for
the National Inventories.
EURISCO does not provide the possibility to order accessions directly. The requests should be
addressed to the holding institutions. More information can be found
The diagrams above give an actual overview of the composition of the EURISCO data.
More detailed information can be found at the