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Use our genetic ressources

The CRB-Leg makes its resources available to researchers and the community.

Genetic resource demands are either done by demanding directly by using the basket on SIReGal (restricted list), or by using the free inquiry form at the bottom of this page. By ordering, the applicant undertakes to use genetic resources in accordance with the legislation and regulation in force.

Genetic resources available

The genetic resources available at CRB-Leg are presented in part on SIReGal, as well as on various European catalogs. The contents of these catalogs are indicative and the availability of genetic resources may change at any time. Also note that you will find in these lists varieties marketed, that we do not distribute.

Material provided

Distribution is usually in the form of seeds. The amount is standardised to 20 seeds per sample (subject to available stock). We provide one accession only once to the same user. Thus if you need more seeds, you will have to multiply this accession by yourself, in compliance with the provisions of the Material Transfer Agreement.

The CRB-Leg can sometimes provide larger quantities or other types of materials (DNA, tissue) by demand.

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After the feasibility of your order has been studied (available quantity, germ faculties, regulatory aspects), a Material Transfer Agreement (MTA) will be sent. It needs to be signed and returned in duplicate before your order will be processed.

Furthermore, depending on the country of destination, you may also need to provide an import permit, without which the seeds could be destroyed by the quarantine services when entering your country.

Ordering period and deadlines

The CRB-Leg being very busy with multiplication during the summer, the period to make your requests extends only from October 1st to April 1st. Any requests received outside this period will have to be reiterated during the next ordering period.

During the ordering period, seeds orders are generally processed within one month after reception of all necessary paperwork (MTA, phytosanitary certificate, import permit...).


Biological Resources in form of seeds are available free of charge to the applicant. The CRB-Leg only charges for the preparation and shipping costs (8 €/accession) for applications of more than 10 accessions per year.

Tracking of orders

The tracking of orders allows the CRB-Leg to have traceability on the species and accessions requested. As such an average of 4800 samples are distributed annually for the needs of public research (43%) and private (51%), and various associations and amateurs (6%).

We also record any feedback about problems of germination or cultures. Feel free to contact us with any problems or comments using the following address:


Inquiry form for genetic resources request

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