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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

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

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Search form (sgsv by species)

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    Total 9 hits or records,  record 1 to 9 displayed    

Species Accessions Seeds Vernacular name  x Genebanks  x Details
Achnatherum hymenoides   21   33,186   Indian ricegrass   2   [Details]
Oryza barthii   211   29,877   Barth's rice   2   [Details]
Oryza glaberrima   5,047   2,464,348   African rice   3   [Details]
Oryza latifolia   58   23,682   broadleaf rice   1   [Details]
Oryza longistaminata   212   29,784   long-stamen rice   2   [Details]
Oryza punctata   83   25,160   red rice   1   [Details]
Oryza rufipogon   1,065   159,260   wild red rice   3   [Details]
Oryza sativa   153,742   81,744,423   rice   17   [Details]
Vigna umbellata   425   192,550   rice bean   5   [Details]

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