Nordic Genetic Resource Centre (NordGen)

Nordisk Genresurssenter

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1979-01-01 Alnarp Sweden


1 Jan 1979, Alnarp (Sweden), by D-XD4238 - Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM), with the title Nordic Gene Bank for Agricultural and Horticultural Plants (NGB) – Banque nordique de génétique agricole et horticole – Nordiska Genbanken för Jordbruks- och Trädgårdsväxtar (NGB) – Viljely-ja Puutarhakasvien Pohjoismainen Geenipankki, to replace corresponding national activities. Subsequently changed title to Nordic Gene Bank (NGB) – Banque nordique de génétique – Nordiska Genbanken (NGB), 1 Jan 1993, when merged with the former U-XF9200 - Samnordisk Planteforedling (SNP), (set up in 1981) so as to unite all inter-Nordic activities on plant genetic resources (PGR) in one institute. Current title adopted on merger of Nordic Gene Bank with Nordic Gene Bank for Farm Animals and Nordic Council for Forest Reproductive Material, Jan 2008.


Preserve and record genetic variations of both wild and cultivated agricultural and horticultural materials relevant to the climatic zone of the Nordic countries; act as service institution for plant breeders and research workers; stimulate cooperation in plant breeding among Nordic countries.


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