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Svalbard Global Seed Vault, entrance
The Svalbard Global Seed Vault ( provides a safe backup of seeds on food crops conserved by seedbanks worldwide. This picture is from the day after the opening. Photo by Dag Terje Filip Endresen

Information sharing

This page allows you to do basic searches regarding the material to be stored in the Seed Vault.

Search the Seed Portal by:

Seed samples deposited and stored at SGSV. The same records as in table sgsv_template, but with harmonized taxon names and country information.

Search form (sgsv)

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    Total 2 hits or records,  record 1 to 2 displayed    

Institute code Accession number Full scientific name Species Genus Country of collection or source Country code Country name Details
COL003   G40876A   Phaseolus lignosus   Phaseolus lignosus   Phaseolus   BMU   BMU   Bermuda   [Details]
COL003   G40876   Phaseolus lignosus   Phaseolus lignosus   Phaseolus   BMU   BMU   Bermuda   [Details]

Click the column header to sort the list ↓ click same column head again for reverse order ↑

Click the x in the list head to remove the column form the list of search results. Remember that concepts in the search criteria are displayed by default and not removable.