Germplasm Resources Unit

The John Innes Centre Germplasm Resources Unit includes the following equipment and services;

  • BBSRC Cereals collection
  • Wild Triticeae collection
  • Watkins Landrace Wheat collection
  • Wheat precise genetic stocks
  • Bristol CerealsDB stocks collection
  • The John Innes Pisum collection
  • Heritage peas
  • UK Heritage cereals
  • Library of variation of cultivated peas
  • Cold storage room
  • Glasshouses
  • Seed counting equipment

"We are part of the global seed bank network, an important contribution to global biodiversity conservation. We are a trusted source of seeds for commercial breeders and the scientific research community" - Mike Ambrose, Head of the Germplasm Resources Unit

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