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International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA)

Genetic Resources Section

ICARDA manages diverse collections of barley and wheat, grain legumes and forages, mostly traditional landraces and wild species from the Fertile Crescent.

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Once working out of Syria, the genebank has relocated to Morocco and Lebanon in the past years. Morocco stores cultivated species of wheat, barley, chickpea and lentil while Lebanon stores faba bean and grasspea and wild relatives of cereals and legumes. The genebank also holds more than 1,380 accessions of Rhizobium strains, vital for enabling legumes to make use of atmospheric nitrogen and increase soil fertility.

The ICARDA genebank helped develop a new methodology, known as Focused Identification of Germplasm Strategy (FIGS), to give breeders and other researchers a better chance to find useful traits within a large number of accessions. The Genetic Resources Section also conducts pre-breeding activities, for example the introgression of genes from wild species to help broaden the genetic base of wheat.

ICARDA has built a unique capacity to regenerate crop wild relatives with more than 200 isolation cages in Lebanon.

The genebank has also re-established the capacity to carry out routine germplasm health testing.

Barley
Wheat
Chickpea
Lentil
Faba bean
Forage grasses
Forage legumes
Grasspea

Key performance indicators of CGIAR genebanks, 2012-2020

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Crop Indicator 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Barley 1. Total number of accessions 30,454 31,761 31,961 32,305 32,560 32,788 32,790 31,392 32,522
Barley 2. Total number of accessions that are currently available 24,278 24,253 24,253 24,147 24,147 24,259 25,113 19,211 30,194
Barley 3. Number of seed accessions 30,454 31,761 31,961 32,305 32,560 32,788 32,790 31,392 32,522
Barley 4. Number of vegetatively propagated accessions 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Barley 5. Number of live plant accessions 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Barley 6. Number of seed accessions held in long-term storage and safety duplicated at two levels 25,890 29,065 29,075 20,786 20,786 15,440 12,263 17,139 15,857
Barley 7. Number of vegetatively propagated accessions in cryopreservation or safety duplicated as in vitro 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Barley 8. Number of wild species accessions 833 1,240 1,575 1,807
Chickpea 1. Total number of accessions 14,484 14,906 15,316 15,742 15,742 15,749 15,749 13,229 15,386
Chickpea 2. Total number of accessions that are currently available 8,780 8,725 8,725 9,093 9,093 9,543 10,599 8,453 9,546
Chickpea 3. Number of seed accessions 14,484 14,906 15,316 15,742 15,742 15,749 15,749 13,229 15,386
Chickpea 4. Number of vegetatively propagated accessions 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Chickpea 5. Number of live plant accessions 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Chickpea 6. Number of seed accessions held in long-term storage and safety duplicated at two levels 10,476 10,476 10,476 6,340 6,340 2,035 4,905 6,529 5,215
Chickpea 7. Number of vegetatively propagated accessions in cryopreservation or safety duplicated as in vitro 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Chickpea 8. Number of wild species accessions 12 12 112 315
Faba Bean 1. Total number of accessions 9,542 10,002 10,029 10,033 10,033 10,034 10,034 8,736 9,654
Faba bean 2. Total number of accessions that are currently available 2,866 1,706 1,706 1,707 1,707 1,707 2,583 2,011 2,527
Faba bean 3. Number of seed accessions 9,542 10,002 10,029 10,033 10,033 10,034 10,034 8,736 9,654
Faba bean 4. Number of vegetatively propagated accessions 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Faba bean 5. Number of live plant accessions 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Faba bean 6. Number of seed accessions held in long-term storage and safety duplicated at two levels 6,060 6,060 6,715 4,610 4,611 688 816 1,704 1,824
Faba bean 7. Number of vegetatively propagated accessions in cryopreservation or safety duplicated as in vitro 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Faba bean 8. Number of wild species accessions - - -
Forages 1. Total number of accessions 24,880 25,828 26,501 27,639 28,747 29,053 29,008 24,632 27,150
Forages 2. Total number of accessions that are currently available 5,988 5,988 5,988 11,140 11,140 11,140 11,072 4,577 7,379
Forages 3. Number of seed accessions 24,880 25,828 26,501 27,639 28,747 29,053 29,008 24,632 27,150
Forages 4. Number of vegetatively propagated accessions 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Forages 5. Number of live plant accessions 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Forages 6. Number of seed accessions held in long-term storage and safety duplicated at two levels 14,913 14,913 15,870 15,980 15,869 7,534 7,752 2,856 3,079
Forages 7. Number of vegetatively propagated accessions in cryopreservation or safety duplicated as in vitro 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Forages 8. Number of wild species accessions - 8,351 2,895 4,787
Grasspea 1. Total number of accessions 3,996 4,180 4,220 4,266 4,289 4,451 4,451 3,992 4,501
Grasspea 2. Total number of accessions that are currently available 1,646 1,646 1,646 2,714 2,714 2,358 3,127 2,758 3,188
Grasspea 3. Number of seed accessions 3,996 4,180 4,220 4,266 4,289 4,451 4,451 3,992 4,501
Grasspea 4. Number of vegetatively propagated accessions 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Grasspea 5. Number of live plant accessions 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Grasspea 6. Number of seed accessions held in long-term storage and safety duplicated at two levels 2,434 2,434 2,434 391 391 1,263 2,046 2,485 2,878
Grasspea 7. Number of vegetatively propagated accessions in cryopreservation or safety duplicated as in vitro 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Grasspea 8. Number of wild species accessions 1,519 1,099 858 1,152
Lentil 1. Total number of accessions 11,083 12,463 12,477 13,903 14,512 14,597 14,597 13,128 14,350
Lentil 2. Total number of accessions that are currently available 9,611 9,630 9,630 9,533 9,533 9,791 11,940 9,176 10,834
Lentil 3. Number of seed accessions 11,083 12,463 12,477 13,903 14,512 14,597 14,597 13,128 14,350
Lentil 4. Number of vegetatively propagated accessions 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Lentil 5. Number of live plant accessions 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Lentil 6. Number of seed accessions held in long-term storage and safety duplicated at two levels 10,775 10,775 10,775 5,922 5,922 1,901 4,053 6,828 8,300
Lentil 7. Number of vegetatively propagated accessions in cryopreservation or safety duplicated as in vitro 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Lentil 8. Number of wild species accessions 150 184 515 613
Pea 1. Total number of accessions 6,106 6,106 6,113 6,115 6,121 6,131 6,132 4,159 4,596
Pea 2. Total number of accessions that are currently available 1,865 1,867 1,867 1,780 1,780 1,780 2,811 3,556 3,843
Pea 3. Number of seed accessions 6,106 6,106 6,113 6,115 6,121 6,131 6,132 4,159 4,596
Pea 4. Number of vegetatively propagated accessions 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Pea 5. Number of live plant accessions 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Pea 6. Number of seed accessions held in long-term storage and safety duplicated at two levels 3,840 3,796 3,796 3,796 3,796 141 141 2,315 2,485
Pea 7. Number of vegetatively propagated accessions in cryopreservation or safety duplicated as in vitro 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Pea 8. Number of wild species accessions 224 96 62 97
Wheat 1. Total number of accessions 40,388 41,106 41,255 42,217 43,201 43,918 43,923 40,843 44,450
Wheat 2. Total number of accessions that are currently available 32,724 32,223 32,223 32,076 32,076 32,379 33,459 33,960 39,178
Wheat 3. Number of seed accessions 40,388 41,106 41,255 42,217 43,201 43,918 43,923 40,843 44,450
Wheat 4. Number of vegetatively propagated accessions 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Wheat 5. Number of live plant accessions 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Wheat 6. Number of seed accessions held in long-term storage and safety duplicated at two levels 36,327 37,289 37,305 19,671 19,671 16,942 22,995 27,362 23,269
Wheat 7. Number of vegetatively propagated accessions in cryopreservation or safety duplicated as in vitro 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Wheat 8. Number of wild species accessions 4,811 5,477 4,532 5,841

Genebank operations, 2012-2020

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Crop Indicator 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Barley 1. Number of accessions with passport & characterization data available . . . . . . . 32,790 32,790
Barley 2. Number accessions received 772 668 247 344 218 149 0 28 164
Barley 3. Number accessions regenerated 239 0 133 0 0 0 0 0
Barley 4. Number accessions multiplied 3,732 778 1,945 1,667 4,840 5,070 6,295 4,433 12,054
Barley 5. Number accessions health tested 0 3,692 1,273 841 987 5,092 6,540 4,680 3,774
Barley 6. Number accessions cleaned 0 0 3 0 37 0 0 0
Barley 7. Number accessions viability tested 0 0 0 214 819 2,499 1,794 2,970 3,599
Chickpea 1. Number of accessions with passport & characterization data available . . . . . . . 15,749 15,749
Chickpea 2. Number accessions received 365 57 2 426 0 6 0 14 59
Chickpea 3. Number accessions regenerated 870 0 200 0 0 0 0 0
Chickpea 4. Number accessions multiplied 99 320 735 1,541 3,297 3,341 3,571 4,753 1,492
Chickpea 5. Number accessions health tested 0 4 77 112 161 2,274 3,352 2,525
Chickpea 6. Number accessions cleaned 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Chickpea 7. Number accessions viability tested 0 0 0 0 497 0 1,801 1,440 763
Faba bean 1. Number of accessions with passport & characterization data available . . . . . . . 16,596 10,034
Faba bean 2. Number accessions received 215 245 7 5 118 0 0 0 14
Faba bean 3. Number accessions regenerated 565 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Faba bean 4. Number accessions multiplied 370 178 882 758 1,040 872 881 1,022 1,513
Faba bean 5. Number accessions health tested 0 5 167 0 44 134 1,678 1,384 259
Faba bean 6. Number accessions cleaned 0 0 0 0 7 0 25
Faba bean 7. Number accessions viability tested 0 0 0 0 0 0 571 1,319 342
Forages 1. Number of accessions with passport & characterization data available . . . . . . . 26,897 33,446
Forages 2. Number accessions received 1,404 187 1,465 1,138 0 455 0 0 221
Forages 3. Number accessions regenerated 0 0 0 0 0 126 0 -
Forages 4. Number accessions multiplied 2,352 717 298 833 1,559 856 4,184 4,634 1,653
Forages 5. Number accessions health tested 4,111 3 490 0 0 0 4,184 613 2,462
Forages 6. Number accessions cleaned 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Forages 7. Number accessions viability tested 0 0 0 0 51 0 434 1,619 3,633
Grasspea 1. Number of accessions with passport & characterization data available . . . . . . . 0 0
Grasspea 2. Number accessions received 176 14 64 46 19 180 0 0 92
Grasspea 3. Number accessions regenerated 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Grasspea 4. Number accessions multiplied 360 34 441 593 1,174 1,077 960 385 505
Grasspea 5. Number accessions health tested 61 16 460 0 0 0 0 286 399
Grasspea 6. Number accessions cleaned 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Grasspea 7. Number accessions viability tested 0 0 0 0 344 0 0 995 1,488
Lentil 1. Number of accessions with passport & characterization data available . . . . . . . 14,597 14,597
Lentil 2. Number accessions received 621 753 23 2,032 0 100 0 4 376
Lentil 3. Number accessions regenerated 98 0 275 0 0 0 0 0
Lentil 4. Number accessions multiplied 42 437 847 140 4,872 3,820 3,627 3,828 2,122
Lentil 5. Number accessions health tested 0 6 10 207 110 2,016 2,223 2,614 1,586
Lentil 6. Number accessions cleaned 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Lentil 7. Number accessions viability tested 0 0 0 0 276 0 3,298 655 1,847
Pea 1. Number of accessions with passport & characterization data available . . . . . . . 6,132 6,132
Pea 2. Number accessions received 1 1 16 2 6 8 0 0 6
Pea 3. Number accessions regenerated 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Pea 4. Number accessions multiplied 0 32 89 87 6 6 2,499 1,169 439
Pea 5. Number accessions health tested 0 55 189 0 0 0 0 2,473 1,296
Pea 6. Number accessions cleaned 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Pea 7. Number accessions viability tested 0 0 0 0 1 0 83 3,646 1,449
Wheat 1. Number of accessions with passport & characterization data available . . . . . . . 43,923 43,921
Wheat 2. Number accessions received 337 583 228 962 924 269 0 36 1,075
Wheat 3. Number accessions regenerated 867 0 285 0 0 0 0 0
Wheat 4. Number accessions multiplied 817 182 2,336 4,297 15,532 9,636 11,070 8,653 6,694
Wheat 5. Number accessions health tested 0 1,623 642 6,866 766 13,760 10,017 9,233 3,455
Wheat 6. Number accessions cleaned 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Wheat 7. Number accessions viability tested 0 0 0 711 3,854 2,869 4,895 2,495 11,889

Number of samples distributed to users within and outside the CGIAR, 2012-2020

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Crop Indicator 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
All crops 1. Total number external germplasm requests 29 28 42 24 35 45 35 47 74
Barley 2. Number of samples distributed within the CGIAR 2 3,131 1,863 0 361 270 251 776 604
Barley 3. Number of samples distributed outside the CGIAR 3 567 2,142 867 1,051 5,523 764 404 1,545
Barley 4. Total number of samples distributed 5 3,698 4,005 867 1,412 5,793 1,015 1,180 2,149
Barley 5. Number of accessions distributed within the CGIAR 249 3,131 1,005 0 344 270 239 772 604
Barley 6. Number of accessions distributed outside the CGIAR 730 532 1,264 837 688 5,498 764 404 1,545
Barley 7. Total number of accessions distributed 979 3,663 2,269 837 1,032 5,768 1,003 1,176 2,149
Barley 8. Total number of accessions distributed outside the CGIAR with SMTA 764 404 1,545
Barley 9. Total number of unique accessions distributed outside the CGIAR with SMTA 3,862 750 395 1,487
Chickpea 2. Number of samples distributed within the CGIAR 3 1,477 1,060 53 51 0 692 156 31
Chickpea 3. Number of samples distributed outside the CGIAR 0 4 0 110 159 264 20 211 504
Chickpea 4. Total number of samples distributed 3 1,481 1,060 163 210 264 712 367 535
Chickpea 5. Number of accessions distributed within the CGIAR 102 967 729 53 51 0 692 78 31
Chickpea 6. Number of accessions distributed outside the CGIAR 0 4 0 110 159 264 20 211 504
Chickpea 7. Total number of accessions distributed 102 971 729 163 210 264 712 289 535
Chickpea 8. Total number of accessions distributed outside the CGIAR with SMTA 20 211 504
Chickpea 9. Total number of unique accessions distributed outside the CGIAR with SMTA 179 20 206 467
Faba bean 2. Number of samples distributed within the CGIAR 2 670 166 0 0 0 0 0 25
Faba bean 3. Number of samples distributed outside the CGIAR 0 4 0 0 41 129 32 142 136
Faba bean 4. Total number of samples distributed 2 674 166 0 41 129 32 142 161
Faba bean 5. Number of accessions distributed within the CGIAR 141 670 166 0 0 0 0 0 25
Faba bean 6. Number of accessions distributed outside the CGIAR 0 4 0 0 41 128 32 142 136
Faba bean 7. Total number of accessions distributed 141 674 166 0 41 128 32 142 161
Faba bean 8. Total number of accessions distributed outside the CGIAR with SMTA 32 142 136
Faba bean 9. Total number of unique accessions distributed outside the CGIAR with SMTA 128 32 142 117
Forages 2. Number of samples distributed within the CGIAR 9 167 0 0 0 0 0 97 0
Forages 3. Number of samples distributed outside the CGIAR 8 3 0 0 0 0 0 817 85
Forages 4. Total number of samples distributed 17 170 0 0 0 0 0 914 85
Forages 5. Number of accessions distributed within the CGIAR 74 157 0 0 0 0 0 97 0
Forages 6. Number of accessions distributed outside the CGIAR 817 3 0 0 0 0 0 817 85
Forages 7. Total number of accessions distributed 891 160 0 0 0 0 0 914 85
Forages 8. Total number of accessions distributed outside the CGIAR with SMTA 0 817 85
Forages 9. Total number of unique accessions distributed outside the CGIAR with SMTA 0 0 817 85
Grasspea 2. Number of samples distributed within the CGIAR 108 168 292 0 0 0 260 75 0
Grasspea 3. Number of samples distributed outside the CGIAR 3 15 0 0 0 0 0 38 308
Grasspea 4. Total number of samples distributed 111 183 292 0 0 0 260 113 308
Grasspea 5. Number of accessions distributed within the CGIAR 2,668 168 292 0 0 0 257 75 0
Grasspea 6. Number of accessions distributed outside the CGIAR 61 15 0 0 0 0 0 38 308
Grasspea 7. Total number of accessions distributed 2,729 183 292 0 0 0 257 113 308
Grasspea 8. Total number of accessions distributed outside the CGIAR with SMTA 0 38 308
Grasspea 9. Total number of unique accessions distributed outside the CGIAR with SMTA 0 0 38 303
Lentil 2. Number of samples distributed within the CGIAR 6 459 1,024 0 0 22 868 0 5
Lentil 3. Number of samples distributed outside the CGIAR 0 1 16 206 108 524 160 263 311
Lentil 4. Total number of samples distributed 6 460 1,040 206 108 546 1,028 263 316
Lentil 5. Number of accessions distributed within the CGIAR 261 434 884 0 0 22 868 0 5
Lentil 6. Number of accessions distributed outside the CGIAR 0 6 8 206 108 524 160 263 311
Lentil 7. Total number of accessions distributed 261 440 892 206 108 546 1,028 263 316
Lentil 8. Total number of accessions distributed outside the CGIAR with SMTA 160 263 311
Lentil 9. Total number of unique accessions distributed outside the CGIAR with SMTA 454 156 237 264
Pea 2. Number of samples distributed within the CGIAR 0 0 396 0 0 0 0 0 0
Pea 3. Number of samples distributed outside the CGIAR 2 55 0 0 0 0 0 56 42
Pea 4. Total number of samples distributed 2 55 396 0 0 0 0 56 42
Pea 5. Number of accessions distributed within the CGIAR 0 0 188 0 0 0 0 0 0
Pea 6. Number of accessions distributed outside the CGIAR 47 55 0 0 0 0 0 56 42
Pea 7. Total number of accessions distributed 47 55 188 0 0 0 0 56 42
Pea 8. Total number of accessions distributed outside the CGIAR with SMTA 0 56 42
Pea 9. Total number of unique accessions distributed outside the CGIAR with SMTA 0 0 46 42
Wheat 2. Number of samples distributed within the CGIAR 5 3,817 3,604 6,572 3,067 35 4,198 0 453
Wheat 3. Number of samples distributed outside the CGIAR 6 1,899 1,064 1,200 768 1,649 5,734 1,656 2,381
Wheat 4. Total number of samples distributed 11 5,716 4,668 7,772 3,835 1,684 9,932 1,656 2,834
Wheat 5. Number of accessions distributed within the CGIAR 2,755 2,641 1,936 6,572 3,067 35 4,198 0 453
Wheat 6. Number of accessions distributed outside the CGIAR 1,482 1,608 633 6,849 756 1,649 5,734 1,656 2,381
Wheat 7. Total number of accessions distributed 4,237 4,249 2,569 13,421 3,823 1,684 9,932 1,656 2,834
Wheat 8. Total number of accessions distributed outside the CGIAR with SMTA 5,734 1,656 2,381
Wheat 9. Total number of unique accessions distributed outside the CGIAR with SMTA 1,491 5,294 1,589 2,216

Genebank Platform publications, 2017-2020

Recent publications with at least one CGIAR genebank staff as author. HINT: Use the search key to filter the data.
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Anglin, N., Amri, A., Kehel, Z., Elis, D. A case of need: Linking traits to genebank accessions. Biopreservation and Biobanking READ
Visioni, A., Kehel, Z. Genome wide association mapping of seedling and adult plant resistance to barley stripe rust (Puccinia striiformis f. sp. hordei) in India. Frontiers in Plant Science READ
Hamwieh, A., F. Alo, S. Ahmed.  Molecular tools developed for disease resistant genes in wheat, barley, lentil and chickpea: A review. Arab Journal of Plant Protection READ
Alo, F., Al-Saaid, W., Baum, M., Alatwani, H. and Amri, A. Slow rusting of bread wheat landraces to Puccinia striiformis f.sp. tritici under artificial field inoculation. Arab Journal of Plant Protection READ
Alo, F., Alsaaid, W., Amri., A. Identification of molecular markers for the detection of yellow rust (Puccinia striiformis f. Sp. tritici) resistance genes in three bread wheat cultivar using molecular marker. Aleppo University Research Magazine READ
Alo, F., Alsaaid, W., Amri., A. Evaluation of bread wheat landraces for resistance to yellow rust under artificial field inoculation. Aleppo University Research Magazine READ
Soubra, N., Yazbek, M., Noun, J., Talhouk, R., Tanios, S., and Karam, N. Evaluation of diversity and conservation status of Matricaria chamomilla (L.) and Matricaria aurea (Loefl.) Sch. Bip. in Lebanon. J Biodivers Endanger Species READ
Ben Ghanem, H., Najar, A., Udupa, S., Kumari, S.G., Amri, A., Rezgui, S., El Felah, M., Tsivelikas, A. Exploiting intra-cultivar variation to select for Barley yellow dwarf virus-PAV (BYDV-PAV) resistance in barley. Canadian Journal of Plant Science READ
Ben Ghanem, H., El Felah, M., Najar, A., Kehel, Z., Amri, A., Rezgui, S., Tsivelikas, A. Performance of barley lines selected under drought stressed conditions and ultra-low density. Tunisian Journal of Plant Protection READ
Lopez Noriega, I., Halewood, M., Abberton, M., Ajeigbe, H.; Amri, A., Angarawai, I., Anglin, N., Asiedu, R., Bänziger, M., Birol, E., Blummel, M., Boddupalli, M. P., Bouman, B., Campos, H., Carberry, P., Costich, D., Duveiller, E., Ellis, D., Falcon, R., Gangashetty, P., Gaur, P., Guarino, L., Hanson, J., Hugues, J., Jamnadass, R., Kommerell, V., Kumar, L., Lusty, C., Muchiga, A., Ndjiondjop, MN., Nebie, B., Ortiz, O., Payne, T., Peters, M., Popova, E., Randolph, T.F., Rao, G., Rao, H., Roa, C., Sackville-Hamilton, R., Saethre, M.G., Sara, R., Tabo, R., Tchamba, M., Upadhyaya, H., Watson, D., Yazbek, M. and Wenzl, P. CGIAR operations under the Plant Treaty framework. Crop Science READ
Kabbaj, H., Sall, A.T., Al-Abdallat, A., Geleta, M., Amri, A., Filali-Maltouf, A., Belkadi, B., Ortiz, R., Bassi, F.M. Genetic diversity within a global panel of durum wheat (Triticum durum) landraces and modern germplasm reveals the history of alleles exchange. Frontier Plant Science READ
Zaim, M., El Hassouni, K., Gamba, F.F., Filali-Maltouf, A., Belkadi, B., Sourour, A., Amri, A., Nachit, M., Taghouti, M., Bassi, F.M. Wide crosses of durum wheat (Triticum durum Desf.) reveal good disease resistance, yield stability, and industrial quality across Mediterranean sites. Field Crops Research READ
Lala, S., Amri, A., Maxted, N. Towards the conservation of crop wild relative diversity in North Africa: Checklist, prioritisation and inventory. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution READ
Amezrou, R., Gyawali, S., Belqadi, L., Chao, S., Arbaoui, M., Mamidi, S, Rehman, S., Sreedasyam, A., Verma, R.P.S. Molecular and phenotypic diversity of ICARDA spring barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) collection. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution READ
Delventhal, R., Rajaraman, J., Stefanato, F., Rehman, S., Aghnoum, R., McGrann, G., Bolger, M., Usadel, B., Hedley, P., Boyd, L., Niks, R. E., Schweizer, P., Schaffrath, U. A comparative analysis of non-host resistance across the two Triticeae crop species wheat and barley. BMC Plant Biology READ
Gyawali, S., Verma, R.P.S., Kumar, S., Bhardwaj, S.C., Gangwar, O., Rajan, S., Shekhawat, P., Rehman, S., Sharma-Poudyal, D. Seedling and adult-plant stage resistance of a world collection of barley genotypes to stripe rust. Journal of Phytopathology READ
Chaabane, R., Saidi, A., Bchini, H., Sassi, M., Rouissi, M., Naceur, A.B., Sayouri, S., Naceur, M.B., Masanori, I., Bari, A., Amri, A. Identification of durum wheat salt tolerance sources in elite Tunisian varieties and a targeted FIGS subset from ICARDA gene bank: Non-destructive and easy way. American Scientific Research Journal for Engineering, Technology, and Sciences (ASRJETS) READ
Robbana, C., and Kehel, Z., Ben Naceur, M., and Sansaloni, C., Bassi, F., and Amri, Ahmed Genome-Wide Genetic Diversity and Population Structure of Tunisian Durum Wheat Landraces Based on DArTseq Technology Int. J. Mol. Sci. READ
Pawan, KS., Sukhwinder, S., Zhiying, D., Xinyao, H., Kehel, Z., and Singh, R. Characterization of QTLs for Seedling Resistance to Tan Spot and Septoria Nodorum Blotch in the PBW343/Kenya Nyangumi Wheat Recombinant Inbred Lines Population Int. J. Mol. Sci. READ
Ghanem, M., Kehel, K., Marrou, M., Sinclair, T Seasonal and climatic variation of weighted VPD for transpiration estimation European Journal of Agronomy READ
Al Beyrouthy, J., Karam, N., Al-Zein, M.S., M. Yazbek. Ecogeographic Survey and Gap Analysis for Medicago L. species in Lebanon. Genet Resour Crop Evol READ
Sajid Rehman, Sanjaya Gyawali, Ahmed Amri and Ramesh Verma First Report of spot blotch of barley caused by Bipolaris sorokiniana in Morocco Plant Disease READ
Mehraj Abbasov, Carolina Paola Sansaloni, Juan Burgueño, César Daniel Petroli, Zeynal Akparov, Naib Aminov, Sevda Babayeva, Vusala Izzatullayeva, Elchin Hajiyev, Khanbala Rustamov, Sevinj Amir Mammadova, Ahmed Amri and Thomas Payne Genetic diversity analysis using DArTseq and SNP markers in populations of Aegilops species from Azerbaijan Genet Resour Crop Evol READ
Holly Vincent, Ahmed Amri, Nora P. Castañeda-Álvarez, Hannes Dempewolf, Ehsan Dulloo, Luigi Guarino, David Hole, Chikelu Mba, Alvaro Toledo & Nigel Maxted. Modeling of crop wild relative species identifies areas globally for in situ conservation. Communications Biology READ
Ramirez-Villegas, J.; Khoury, C.K.; Achicanoy, H.A.; Mendez, A.C.; Diaz, M.V.; Sosa, C C.; Debouck, D.G.; Kehel, Z.; Guarino, L. A gap analysis modelling framework to prioritize collecting for ex situ conservation of crop landraces. Diversity and Distributions READ
Badreddine Sijilmassi, Abdelkarim Filali-Maltouf, Hassan Boulahyaoui, Aymane Kricha, Kenza Boubekri, Sripada Udupa, Shiv Kumar & Ahmed Amri Assessment of Genetic Diversity and Symbiotic Efficiency of Selected Rhizobia Strains Nodulating Lentil (Lens culinaris Medik.) Plants READ
Ramirez-Villegas, J., Milan, A. M., Alexandrov, N., Assesng, S., Chanillor, A. J., Kehel, Z, … Reynolds, M. CGIAR modeling approaches for resource-constrained scenarios: II. Accelerating crop breeding for a changing climate. Crop Science, 60. Crop Science READ
Kallow, S.; Longin, K.; Fanega Sleziak, N.; Janssens, S.B.; Vandelook, F.; Dickie, J.; Swennen, R.; Paofa, J.; Carpentier, S.; Panis, B.  Challenges for ex situ conservation of wild bananas: seeds collected in Papua New Guinea have variable levels of desiccation tolerance Plants READ
Zaïm Meryem, Kabbaj Hafssa, Kehel Zakaria, Gorjanc Gregor, Filali-Maltouf Abdelkarim, Belkadi Bouchra, Nachit Miloudi M., Bassi Filippo M. Combining QTL Analysis and Genomic Predictions for Four Durum Wheat Populations Under Drought Conditions Frontiers in Genetics READ
El Haddad Noureddine, Kabbaj Hafssa, Zaim Meryam, Azrou Mounira, EL Hassouni Khaoula, Tidiane Sall Amadou, Rodomiro Ortiz, Michael Baum, Amri Ahmed, Gamba Fernanda, Bassi Filippo Maria Crop wild relatives use in durum wheat breeding: drift or thrift? Crop Science READ
I. Farouk, A. Alsaleh, Jihan, F. Gaboun, B. Belkadi, A.F. Maltouf, Z. Kehel, I. Elouafi, N. Nsarellah, D. Habash, M.M. Nachit Dissection of Quantitative Trait Loci (QTL), annotation of Single Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNP), and Identification of Candidate Genes for Grain Yield in Triticum turgidum L. var durum Advances in Science, Technology and Engineering Systems Journal READ
Adegboyega, T. T. , Abberton, M. , Abdelgadir, A. H. , Dianda, M. , Maziya-Dixon, B. , Oyatomi, O. , Ofodile, S. , Babalola, O. O.* in: Evaluation of nutritional and antinutritional properties of African yam bean (Sphenostylis stenocarpa (hochst ex. A. rich.) harms.) Journal of Food Quality READ
Wathek Zair, Nigel Maxted, Joana Magos Brehm & Ahmed Amri Ex situ and in situ conservation gap analysis of crop wild relative diversity in the Fertile Crescent of the Middle East Genet Resour Crop Evol READ
Raubach, Sebastian, Benjamin Kilian, Kate Dreher, Ahmed Amri, Filippo M. Bassi, Ousmane Boukar, Douglas Cook, Alan Cruickshank, Christian Fatokun, Noureddine El Haddad, Alan Humphries, David Jordan, Zacharia Kehel, Shiv Kumar, Sandy Jan Labarosa, Loi Huu From bits to bites: Advancement of the Germinate platform to support genetic resources collections and pre‐breeding informatics for crop wild relatives Crop Science READ
Muhammad Massub Tehseen, Fatma Aykut Tonk, Muzaffer Tosun, Ahmed Amri, Carolina P. Sansaloni, Ezgi Kurtulus, Mariana Yazbek, Khaled Al-Sham’aa, Izzet Ozseven, Luqman Bin Safdar, Ali Shehadeh, Kumarse Nazari Genome-wide association study of resistance to PstS2 and Warrior races of Puccinia striiformis f. sp. tritici (stripe rust) in bread wheat landraces The plant Genome READ
Halewood, Michael, Nelissa Jamora, Isabel Noriega, Noelle Anglin, Peter Wenzl, Thomas Payne, Marie-Noelle Ndjiondjop, Luigi Guarino, P. Kumar, Mariana Yazbek, Alice Muchugi, Vania Azevedo, Marimagne Tchamba, Chris Jones, Ramaiah Venuprasad, Nicolas Roux, Germplasm Acquisition and Distribution by CGIAR Genebanks Plants READ
Badreddine Sijilmassi, Abdelkarim Filali-Maltouf, Sara Fahde, Youness Ennahli, Said Boughribil, Shiv Kumar & Ahmed Amri In-Vitro Plant Growth Promotion of Rhizobium Strains Isolated from Lentil Root Nodules under Abiotic Stresses Agronomy READ
McCouch, S. , Navabi, K. , Abberton, M. , Anglin, N. L. , Barbieri, R. L.* , Baum, M. , Bett, K. , Booker, H. , Brown, G. L. , Bryan, G. L. , Cattivelli, L. , Charest, D. , Eversole, K. , Freitas, M. , Ghamkhar, K. , Grattapaglia, D.* , Henry, R. , Inglis Mobilizing Crop Biodiversity Molecular Plant READ
El Hanafi, S., Bendaou, N., Kehel, Z. et al. Phenotypic evaluation of elite spring bread wheat genotypes for hybrid potential traits. Euphytica 216, 168 (2020). Euphytica READ
Ola T. Westengen, Charlotte Lusty, Mariana Yazbek, Ahmed Amri & Åsmund Asdal Safeguarding a global seed heritage from Syria to Svalbard Nature Plants READ
Ghanem, M., Kehel, Z., Marrou, M., Sinclair, T. Seasonal and climatic variation of weighted VPD for transpiration estimation. European Journal of Agronomy, Volume 113, 2020, 125966. European Journal of Agronomy READ
Elisabetta Mazzucotelli, Giuseppe Sciara, Anna M. MastrangeloFrancesca Desiderio, Steven S. Xu5, Justin Faris, Matthew J. Hayden, Penny J. Tricker, Hakan Ozkan, Viviana Echenique, Brian J. Steffenson, Ron Knox, Abdoul A. Niane, Sripada M. Udupa, Friedrich The Global Durum Wheat Panel (GDP): An International Platform to Identify and Exchange Beneficial Alleles Frontiers in Plant Science READ
Rehman S, Amouzoune M, Hiddar H, Kehel, Z, et al. Traits discovery in Hordeum vulgare sbsp. spontaneum accessions and in lines derived from interspecific crosses with wild Hordeum species for enhancing barley breeding efforts. Crop Science. 2020;1–15. Crop Science READ
Aberkane, H., Payne, T., Kishi, M. Smyle, M, Amri, A, & Nelissa Jamora Transferring diversity of goat grass to farmers’ fields through the development of synthetic hexaploid wheat Food Security READ
Fadoua Abdallah, Shiv Kumar, Ahmed Amri, Rachid Mentag, Zakaria Kehel, Rajia Kchaou Mejri, Zine El Abidine Triqui, Kamal Hejjaoui, Michael Baum, Moez Amri Wild Lathyrus species as a great source of resistance for introgression into cultivated grass pea (Lathyrus sativus L.) against broomrape weeds (Orobanche crenata Forsk. and Orobanche foetida Poir.). Crop Science. 2020;1−14. Crop Science READ
Sansaloni, C., Franco, J., Santos, B. … Kehel, Z, … et al.  Diversity analysis of 80,000 wheat accessions reveals consequences and opportunities of selection footprints. Nature Communications READ
ICARDA staff at the crop genetic resources collection in the new Terbol facility in Lebanon. This collection contains the world’s largest collection of wild cereals including barley, wheat, lentil and grasspea. Credit: Shawn Landersz
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