GBIS: the information system of the German Genebank

Markus Oppermann, Stephan Weise, Claudia Dittmann, Helmut Knüpffer
2015 Database: The Journal of Biological Databases and Curation  
The German Federal ex situ Genebank of Agricultural and Horticultural Crop Species is the largest collection of its kind in the countries of the European Union and amongst the 10 largest collections worldwide. Beside its enormous scientific value as a safeguard of plant biodiversity, the plant genetic resources maintained are also of high importance for breeders to provide new impulses. The complex processes of managing such a collection are supported by the Genebank Information System (GBIS).
more » ... BIS is an important source of information for researchers and plant breeders, e.g. for identifying appropriate germplasm for breeding purposes. In addition, the access to genebank material as a sovereign task is also of high interest to the general public. Moreover, GBIS acts as a data source for global information systems, such as the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) or the European Search Catalogue for Plant Genetic Resources (EURISCO). Database URL: http://gbis.ipk-gatersleben.de/ V C The Author(s)
doi:10.1093/database/bav021 pmid:25953079 pmcid:PMC4423411 fatcat:g54zkv4sbff5vla6drwq43suh4