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Germplasm collections

Major crops in IITA genebank

IITA’s genebank holds over 28 000 accessions of major food crops of Africa, namely cowpea (Vigna unguiculata), cassava (Manihot esculenta), yam (Dioscorea sp.), soybean (Glycine max), bambara groundnut (Vigna subterranea), maize (Zea mays), and plantain and banana (Musa sp.) (See table below for details). In addition, substantial Vigna wild relatives and miscellaneous legumes collections have been collected over the past 30 years and more recently a small collection of African yam bean (Sphenostylis stenocarpa), an under-used legume.

Common name                    Latin name

Accessions maintained

Seed cropsTotal no.

No. in   

trust

Cowpea

NiébéVigna unguiculata L.1511515003

Maize

MaïsZea mays L. 880 0

Soybean

 SojaGlycine max (L.) Merr 1742 1742

Bambara ground nut

Pois BambaraVigna subterranean (L.) Verdc 1815 1815

Wild Vigna

 Vigna15071507

African yam bean

Haricot

Igname

Sphenostylis stenocarpa (Hochst. ex A. Rich.) Harms 66 66

Miscellaneous legumes
(Winged bean, Pigeon pea, Lablab, Lima bean, Jack- and sword-bean, Green gram, Mung bean)

 Psophocarpus tetragonolobus
Cajanus cajun
Lablab purpureus
Phaseolus lunatus
Canavalia species
Vigna radiata
Vigna mungo

 
 600+ 0
Clonal crops  

Cassava

ManiocManihot esculenta Crantz 2712 2078

Yam

IgnameDioscorea abysinnica, D. alata, D. bulbifera, D. cayenensis, D. dumentorum, D. esculenta, D. manganotiana, D. Preusii, D. rotundata 3200 3087

Banana/Plantain

Banane
Plantain
Musa acuminata, M. balbisiana, M. schizocarpa, M. basjoo, M. laterita, M. peekeli 250 0

 

Select and Order Germplasm

Ordering germplasm

  1. Select Germplasm using IITA Accessions 2
  2. Provide a summary of the intended use of germplasm.
  3. Accept STANDARD Material transfer agreement.


Germplasm transfer involves SMTA (Standard Material Transfer Agreement [Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, Spanish] and annex 1 list).

CropAgreement
CowpeaSMTA
MaizeSMTA
SoybeanMTA
Bambara groundnutSMTA
Wild VignaSMTA
Africa yam beanMTA

Miscellaneous legumes (Main collections)

Depends on species
CassavaSMTA
Manihot esculenta Crantz 
YamSMTA
Banana/PlantainSMTA


Upon receiving confirmation that you agree with the term of the transfer, a hard copy of this agreement will be included in the seed pack you will receive. Opening this pack will confirm you agree with the terms of the transfer (shrink wrap agreement).

4. Provide official documents stipulating import permit and phytosanitary certificate requirements to import selected germplasm to the importing country.

This document must be issued or endorsed by the Plant Quarantine and Protection Services of the receiving country. Depending on stock and importing country phytosanitary requirements, distribution may take from 2 to 16 months (time to regenerate stock and/or perform sanitation).

For additional information please contact genebank (click here)

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