The National Programme on Conservation and Utilization of Microbial Genetic Resources and Invertebrates of Agricultural Importance

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The aim:

• conservation of genetic resources of microorganisms ex situ in collections, safe maintaining of the genetic resources and their biodiversity
• record keeping and documentation of genetic resources, their evaluation on molecular level and possibility of utilization for food and agriculture,
• enhancing the international cooperation, exchange of genetic resources

The programme consists of network of twenty three collections, specialized on either harmfull organisms of animals (viruses and bacteria useful for veterinary practice) and agriculture crops (viruses, bacteria, phytoplasmas, rusts, powdery mildews, oomycetes, basidiomycetes and other fungi, insects, nematodes and mites) or utilizable microorganisms like dairy microorganisms, brewery yeasts and rhizobia.

Co-ordinating institution of the NPMGR

Crop Research Institute (CRI), Prague
Drnovská 507
161 06 Prague – Ruzyně

Director and statutory representative: RNDr. Mikuláš Madaras, Ph.D.

National co_ordinator: NPMGR: Ing. Petr Komínek Ph.D.
Tel.: + 420 233 022 442
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