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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
AUS167   APG 55028   Cenchrus ciliaris L.   Cenchrus ciliaris   Cenchrus   DJI   DJI   Djibouti   [Details]
BEN089   WAB0000168   Oryza sativa   Oryza sativa   Oryza   DJI   DJI   Djibouti   [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.