GENMEDA members

University of Cagliari - Hortus Botanicus Karalitanus (HBK)

Sardinian Germplasm Bank (BG-SAR)

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Country: Italy | Region: Sardinia

BG-SAR is part of the Hortus Botanicus Karalitanus (HBK) of the University of Cagliari. Its research topics include biodiversity and both in situ and ex situ conservation studies of the Mediterranean vascular flora, and biosystematic and taxonomic studies of the Cyrno-Sardinian taxa.

BG-SAR was founded in 1997 and it plays a central role in the conservation of Sardinian plant diversity. The bank participates in international seed conservation consortia, such as the European Native Seed Conservation Network (ENSCONET), the Network of Mediterranean plant conservation centres (GENMEDA), and the Italian Network of Germplasm Banks for the Ex Situ Conservation of Native Flora (RIBES). Furthermore, it has been involved in various international conservation projects: GENMEDOC (Interreg IIIB Medocc; 2004-2006), SEMCLIMED (Interreg IIIB Medocc; 2006-2013), LIFE+ PROVIDUNE (LIFE+; 2009-2013), “Ensuring the survival of endangered plants in the Mediterranean” (funded by MAVA Fundation pour la nature; 2011-2014), “ECOPLANTMED’ (ENPI CBC MED Programme; 2014-2015) and “Conservation Actions for Threatened Mediterranean Island Flora: ex situ and in situ joint actions” CARE MEDIFLORA (funded by MAVA Fundation pour la nature; 2016-2018).


Gianluigi Bacchetta – Director HBK,

Marco Porceddu – Seed Bank Curator,

V.le Sant'Ignazio da Laconi, 9/11 - 09123 Cagliari - Italy
Tel.: +39 070 67535 08/09  - Fax: +39 070 6753509