Abstract: Germplasm Bank of Wild Species is one of the large-scale scientific facilities in China, whose preserved wild germplasm constitutes an important national strategic biological resource. Data produced by the Germplasm Bank of Wild Species play a key role in the collection and preservation of wild germplasm. This database is built with modern computer information technologies based on standard specifications for the collection and preservation of wild germplasm. It stores and manages information on the collection, registration, examination, verification, curation, and regeneration of wild germplasm according to standard protocols, serving domestic and international research institutions, colleges and universities, government departments and the public. The database houses more than 116,000 pieces of data on such aspects as plant seeds, plant genomic DNAs, and plant in vitro materials. Users can retrieve data on the website of this database. The database will be conducive to the preservation and conservation of wild germplasm in China and has a positive demonstration significance for ecological protection and environmental management.
Keywords: wild species; wild germplasm; strategic biological resources; database