Plant Gene Resources of Canada (PGRC)

Our purpose is to protect, preserve and enhance the genetic diversity of Canadian plants of economic importance and their wild relatives. This is done by acquiring, evaluating, researching and documenting plant genetic resources. We provide viable germplasm and its associate information fundamental to the creation of genetic building blocks for crop varieties, bio-based product development and plant genetic studies to national and international agricultural reseachers. This aids in the creation of new genetic material and the prevention of genetic erosion.