PROTECTING THE FUTURE
The seeds of plant species are safely "deposited " in a cool storage area with the intention to be used in the future for purposes as: the reset of desirable characteristics that will tend to extinguish, the troubleshooting of pests and diseases, source for new varieties creation by crossing and selection etc.
The genetic material stored is protected from genetic erosion (alteration and degeneration by side crossings). The bank will store all the genetic material of the company, commercial and not, as well as commercial varieties grown today in Greece, or other traditional ones. In the future, and depending on the capabilities, the bank can enrich its collection with more species and varieties of the European and/or global catalog (OECD).