The number of preserved plant species in seed gene banks which are established for protect to genetic sources of Turkish transfer of biological diversity to the next generation in Ankara and Izmir provinces reach 110 thousands. These banks work for Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock. Big one of them is in the Field Crops Central Research Institute in Ankara and the small one is in the Aegean Agricultural Research Institute in Izmir.
The first gene bank was found in Izmir province in 1974. Due to the fact that its capacity was inadequate, in 2010 the new gene bank founded in Ankara capital city of Turkey. The new gene bank takes the third place in the world after Continue reading