Israel Plant Gene Bank
Agricultural Research Organization ARO
The Gene Bank contains unique facilities for seed conservation and treatment, devices to separate seeds by weight, temperature- and humidity-controlled drying rooms, deep-freeze storage rooms, laboratories, a seed collection and treatment system (quality testing, germination), and a propagation system. All Gene Bank activities (data collection, photo-geographic information, cleaning data, packaging, germination, growing in the field, seed orders and distribution) are documented in a MySQL server database, which manages and plans target setting and monitors ongoing operations. The database feeds into the Gene Bank’s website, making data and ordering seed samples available to different audiences.