Towards Uniform Gene Bank Documentation In Europe – The Experience From The EFABISnet Project

Z.I. Duchev, G. Gandini, B. Berger, B. Hulsegge, S.J. Hiemstra, A. Maki-Tanila, G. Gorjanc, O. Dýrmundsson, M. Oravcova, C. Marguerat-König, H. Viinalass, E. Groeneveld

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Abstract

In the EFABISnet project, a collaborative effort of EAAP, FAO and partners from 14 European countries, in cooperation with the European Regional Focal Point for Animal Genetic Resources (ERFP), national information systems for monitoring the animal genetic resources on breed level were established in Austria, Cyprus, Estonia, Georgia, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland, and United Kingdom. The network was soon extended beyond the project plans, with the establishment of EFABIS databases in Finland, Greece, and Hungary. The network was then complemented by a set of inventories of national gene bank collections to strengthen the documentation of ex situ conservation programmes. These documentation systems were established by the National Focal Points for management of farm animal genetic resources. Here we present the experience gained in establishment of these national inventories of gene banks and their relevance to the Strategic Priority Areas of the Global Plan of Action which could be useful for other areas in the world.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event9th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production (WCGALP), Leipzig Germany -
Duration: 1 Aug 20106 Aug 2010

Conference

Conference9th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production (WCGALP), Leipzig Germany
Period1/08/106/08/10

Keywords

  • gene banks
  • databases
  • europe
  • data collection
  • computer software
  • animal genetic resources
  • data management

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    Duchev, Z. I., Gandini, G., Berger, B., Hulsegge, B., Hiemstra, S. J., Maki-Tanila, A., ... Groeneveld, E. (2010). Towards Uniform Gene Bank Documentation In Europe – The Experience From The EFABISnet Project. Paper presented at 9th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production (WCGALP), Leipzig Germany, .