German Gene Bank Commission

German breeders participate in the Gene Bank Commission which is an advisory body for issues concerning plant genetic resources (PGR) in Germany. As such, its activities include the following:

- co-operation in the merger of German gene banks

- drafting of opinions on national or regional research funding programs

- opinion-forming on international and national PGR action plans as well as on database programs

- giving opinions on the preservation and use of genotypes in gene banks (e.g. on transition periods after variety reference samples were transferred to the gene bank by the CPVO after expiry of variety protection)


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