Egyptian Deserts Gene Bank Befor 25/01/2011

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Egypt

El-Sayed Mohamed El-Azazi 30 Years PhD Student in wild plant conservation, plant physiology Executive manager of Egyptian Deserts Gene Bank Assistant Research, Executive manager of North Sinai Research Station :

El- Sayed Mohamed El- Azazi 30 Years PhD Student in wild plant conservation, plant physiology Executive manager of Egyptian Deserts Gene Bank Assistant Research, Executive manager of North Sinai Research Station

Desert represents more than 95% of the total area of Egypt :

Desert represents more than 95% of the total area of Egypt

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Desert Research Center

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Water resources & Desert soils Ecology & Dry land agriculture Animal & Poultry production Socioeconomic studies Research stations 8 Matroh Siwa Oasis Suder Shalatien Mariout Maghara Zowied New valley Toshka

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NORTH SINAI RESEARCH STATION Desert Research Center

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Position water resources Genetic erosion Sand dune Socio-economic aspects Challenges

Main Building:

Main Building Conference Room Library Metrological Lab Biotechnology Lab. Tissue culture lab. Include

Metrological Lab:

Metrological Lab Include 5 station distributed all over the deserts Controlling the irrigation system According to ET.

Biotechnology:

Biotechnology Initiation work Sept. 2002

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Tissue culture lab.

Field gene bank :

Field gene bank Olive Fig Medicinal plants Range plants

Green Houses:

Green Houses Regeneration and multiplication

Soilless culture:

Soilless culture

Different models for Soilless culture :

Different models for Soilless culture

Adaptation Units:

Adaptation Units

Ex situ conservation efforts in Egypt :

Ex situ conservation efforts in Egypt are distributed among: Egyptian Deserts Gene bank (EDGB) … 2000 National Gene Bank (NGB)……………2005 Herbarium …………….2007

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2005 Cultivated & natural Plants

Egyptian Deserts Gene Bank:

Egyptian Deserts Gene Bank It has been established in 1997 Wild Plants

Facilities:

Facilities This is consist of three conservation rooms by cooling These are completely controlled and monitoring by Computer Seed Processing Laboratories

ACTIVITIES :

ACTIVITIES Collecting Plant Genetic Resources from Its wild habitats . Seed Conservation in Storage rooms Evaluation and characterization in field gene bank Training

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Plant Collection

Ancient Egyptians Conservation Seeds for the Next Life:

Ancient Egyptians Conservation Seeds for the Next Life

Conservation rooms:

Conservation rooms

Seed Processing Laboratories:

Seed Processing Laboratories i Drying & Cleaning Documentation

Seed Processing Laboratories:

Seed Processing Laboratories Purity &Germination Test

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More than 1000 wild species were collected from Sinai, NWCR, Oaises and Eastern South of Egypt GRIS for Documentation

GREMENT between KEW and EDGB at 1st may.,2000 for 10 years :

GREMENT between KEW and EDGB at 1 st may.,2000 for 10 years Collects and curates plant specimens (seeds and herbarium Carries out research project the evaluation and conservation Exchanges plant specimens Training

Herbarium of Desert Research Center:

Herbarium of Desert Research Center Identification , classification Field Gene bank+ green Houses + Herbarium +Gene bank = Complete System for PGR Conservation

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2006 , Year of Desertification, International in EDGB

Cooperation with other institutions in and outside the country:

Cooperation with other institutions in and outside the country

IFAD- IPGRI-NSRS Project :

IFAD- IPGRI-NSRS Project Enhancing the Contribution of Neglected and Underutilized Species to Food Security and to Incomes of the Rural Poor

Meeting with genetic resources stakeholders:

Meeting with genetic resources stakeholders

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Thank you By: ElSayed M. ElAzazi ELAZAZI_GENEBANK@YAHOO.COM

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