UK Plant Genetic Resources Group

BSPB, the British Society of Plant Breeders, is a member of the UK Plant Genetic Resources Group (UKPGRG). This Group serves as the technical forum to discuss and implement the conservation and use of plant genetic resources in the UK.

The broad membership includes both curators of ex situ plant genetic resource centres, those involved in in situ conservation, and representatives from non-governmental organisation, the commercial plant breeding sector (BSPB executive plus currently representatives from three commercial breeding companies) and Universities. Botanic gardens, the Forestry Commission and statutory collections are also represented.

The Group provides advice and technical support to Government Departments on technical and policy matters which relate to the UK or the UK's international role in the area of plant genetic resources.


Contact person for more information: Dr Nigel Maxted (Chairman UKPGRG) - (+44) 121 414 5571 |


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