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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.

Search the Seed Portal by:

Search form (sgsv by species)

Vernacular name          
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  Previous page arrow left   Total 29 hits or records,  record 26 to 29 displayed    

Species Accessions Seeds Vernacular name  x Genebanks  x Details
Triticum turgidum   20,282   10,718,645   rivet wheat   15   [Details]
Triticum urartu   329   141,450   wheat   5   [Details]
Triticum vavilovii   5   4,700   Vavilov's wheat   3   [Details]
Triticum zhukovskyi   5   2,600   Zhukovsky's wheat   3   [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.