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IBBR Bioresources / Collections

List of the Bioresources / Collections currently maintained at the IBBR:

CNR-IBBR Bari: Seed bank of 882 species/59.000 accessions, mostly of agricultural interests, aimed at long-term conservation of genetic resources of wildtypes, rare/endangered ecotypes, or specific genotypes for the extraction of bioactive compounds.
Contact: Gaetano Laghetti
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CNR-IBBR Bari: Field collection of 50 varieties and a mapped F1 population of artichoke (Cynara cardunculus var. scolymus), aimed at the study and extraction of nutraceutic compounds with favourable features for human health.
Contact: Gabriella Sonnante

CNR-IBBR Palermo: Field collection of germplasm from several Mediterranean tree species (Citrus and relatives: 220 accessions; natural and cultured Olea: 200 accessions; Vitis: 480 accessions; Others: several fruit trees, several populations from crossing and hybridization, genotypes of endangered species such as Capparis spp., Zelkova sicula, Calendula maritima).
Contact: Francesco Carimi
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CNR-IBBR Perugia: Collection of Medicago truncatula (2.000 lines transposon-tagged and 2.300 lines EMS).
Contact: Ornella Calderini
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CNR-IBBR Perugia: Field collection of Olea (400 varieties worldwide, 180 genotypes from controlled crosses, 70 ancient local varieties).
Contact: Luciana Baldoni

CNR-IBBR Perugia: Collection of 600 endophytic fungi from hop and saffron and 200 lignicle fungi kept in PDB-glycerol a -80°C.
Contact: Claudia Riccioni, Andrea Rubini, Beatrice Belfiori

CNR-IBBR Portici: Collection of herbaceous species (Solanum: 200 accessions from 40 species; Aster: 30 species; Capsicum: 20 accessions; Arabidopsis: 100 mutant lines). Collection of traditional Italian varieties of Solanum lycopersicum (70 accessions).
Contact: Stefania Grillo

CNR-IBBR Naples: Collection of the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans (3000 transgenic and mutant strains), kept in trice frozen at -20° C.
Contact: Elia di Schiavi

CNR-IBBR Naples: Collection of bacterial strains from different geographic origin (endophytic bacteria from rice rhyzosphere, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs)-degrading bacteria from polluted areas, etc.).
Contact: n/a

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