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Table 2 Summary of 7235 teff accessions currently conserved ex situ in germplasm banks worldwide, with an estimate of passport data completeness

From: Value of teff (Eragrostis tef) genetic resources to support breeding for conventional and smallholder farming: a review

Country Holding Institute/Code Institute homepage Number of accessions Passport information (%)
Collection site GPS
Ethiopia EBI 6407 68 48
Israel ISR002 NA 376 NA NA
United states of America USA022 373 91.4 3
Germany DEU146 32 3 12.5
Australia AUS165 NA 20 NA NA
Australia AUS167 12 8.3 NA
Ethiopia ETH013 3 NA NA
Hungary HUN003 3 NA NA
Kenya KEN212 3 66.6 33
Austria AUT001 2 50 NA
United Kingdom GBR016 2 NA NA
Bulgaria BGR001 1 NA NA
Czech Republic CZE122 1 NA NA
  1. An estimated proportion of accessions having passport data available in regards of collection site and GPS coordinates is given when available (Source: obtained from ( and All data is up to date to 2021 except for EBI data (2016)
  2. NA: Not available; EBI: Ethiopia Biodiversity Institute, Ethiopia; ETH013: International Livestock Research Institute, Ethiopia; ISR002: Israel Gene Bank for Agricultural Crops, Agricultural Research Organization, Volcani Center, Israel; USA022: Western Regional Plant introduction Station, USDA-ARS, Washington State University, USA; DEU146: Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant research, Germany; AUS165: Australian Grains Genebank, Department of Economic Development Jobs Transport and Resources, Australia; AUS167: Australian Pastures Genebank, Australia; HUN003: Institute for Agrobotany, Hungary; KEN212: Genetic Resources Research Institute, Kenya; AUT001: AGES Linz-Austrian Agency for Health and food Safety, Austria; GBR016: Genetic Resources Unit, Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences, Aberystwyth University, UK; BGR001: Institute for Plant Genetic Resources K. Malkov, Bulgaria; CZE122: Gene Bank, Czech Republic