Mediterranean Germplams Genebank - Triticum collection

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4 March 2023
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The dataset includes almost 15,000 accessions (occurrences) from 29 Triticum species maintained as seeds at the Mediterranean Germplasm Genebank (MGG) in Bari (Italy). The following species are included: Triticum aestivum, Triticum durum, Triticum dicoccum, Triticum spelta, Triticum boeticum, Triticum turgidum, Triticum dicoccoides, Triticum urartu, Triticum araraticum, Triticum monococcum, Triticum timopheevi, Triticum polonicum, Triticum compactum, Triticum macha, Triticum persicum, Triticum sphaerococcum, Triticum carthlicum, Triticum aegilopoides, Triticum aethiopicum, Triticum fungicidum, Triticum isphanicum, Triticum orientale, Triticum paleocolchicum, Triticum vavilovii, Triticum zhukovsky, Triticum abyssinicum, Triticum turanicum, Triticum militinae, Triticum timonorum.

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Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Laghetti G, De Paola D, Bucci G (2023). Mediterranean Germplams Genebank - Triticum collection. Version 1.3. GBIF Secretariat. Occurrence dataset.


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Occurrence; Wheat; Durum wheat; Ancient wheat germplasm; Specimen


Gaetano Laghetti
  • Originator
Senior Research Scientist
CNR-IBBR-BA, Institute of Biosciences and Bioresources (IBBR) - Headquarters, National Research Council of Italy
Domenico De Paola
  • Originator
CNR-IBBR-BA, Institute of Biosciences and Bioresources (IBBR) - Headquarters, National Research Council of Italy
Gabriele Bucci
  • Metadata Provider
  • Point Of Contact
Metadata Manager
CNR-IBBR, Institute of Biosci3ences and BioResources, National Research Council of Italy
v. Madonna del Piano 10
I-50019 Sesto Fiorentino
BioMemory Project CNR-DiSBA
  • Content Provider
National Research Council of Italy

Geographic Coverage


Bounding Coordinates South West [5.15, -8.63], North East [43.47, 40.18]

Collection Data

Collection Name Mediterranean Germplasm Genebank (MGG)
Collection Identifier 15ae67ae-82f3-449a-9e78-c336989b8f90
Specimen preservation methods Freeze-dried

Additional Metadata

Purpose Seed and germplasm collection at the MG genebank started in 1971. Henceforth, more than 120 expeditions have been carried out in southern and eastern Africa, Middle East and the Persian region, and all around the Mediterranean basin. Such explorations resulted in more than 13,000 samples collected that are currently conserved and maintained at the genebank.
Alternative Identifiers 69d1d752-ceb9-421a-635c-8d3c99c7eb67