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Interface between Plant Alelo and Genesys for sharing information of the plant germplasm collection kept in EMBRAPA

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Project Description
There are many native and exotic species at Plant Alelo's database, such as cassava, bromelia, rice, bean,soybean, maize, wheat and others. The number of accessions and the amount of information vary according to the crop and depend mainly on the time of harvest and/or of introduction. The quality of documentation has advanced through technology (such as the Global Position System - GPS), and accessions recently collected have more detailed information, if compared to the old ones. Plant Alelo's database has been made from assisted migration through revision, addition and integration of information from SIBRARGEN's (EMBRAPA's old system of genetic resources) base and from local information of germplasm banks, which are still in electronic spreadsheets. EMBRAPA is the Brazilian institution leading actions for the generation of a plant genetic resources' database in Brazil. Plant Alelo's database was designed to support data from different collections. It can be used by many institutions in the same IT platform. Plant Alelo's main focus is to be the platform for managing Active Germplasm Banks (AGBs), by collecting information and meeting daily demands from curators and from technicians involved on the enrichment of the genetic variability, on the conservation of the collection, on adding value (characterisation/assessment) and on the movement of the collection in the curatorship system. Currently, Plant Alelo may host national and regional data, including from other countries, that afterwards may be migrated to Genesys. It contains information about plant genetic resources collected in all the Brazilian territory and introductions from abroad.
Institute Name
Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa)
Institute Country
List of Countries
  • Brazil
Program Name
Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD)
Start Date
1st of January 2017
End Date
31st of December 2019
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