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Germplasm Resource Unit

World-leading resource of genetic diversity in crops.

The Germplasm Resources Unit (GRU) is an internationally recognised repository for the long-term curation and provision of UK strategic crop and crop-wild-relative germplasm resources. The facility is a National Capability supported directly by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council.


The GRU host some of the most comprehensive wheat, barley, oat and pea collections in the world, which form part of the International Treaty for Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture.


Use the link below to go to our partner website and learn more, or if you can’t contact the staff for the facility directly please contact us by clicking here!

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