KUWAIT 1
INSTITUTION NAME AND MAIN ADDRESS
COUNTRY Kuwait
INSTITUTION NAME Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research” (KISR)
MAIN ADDRESS Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR), P.O Box 24885, Safat 13109 (Kuwait)

Tel:+965 – 4836100- 4818630Fax: +965 – 4830643

Email: public_relations@safat.kisr.edu.kw

Web: www.kisr.edu.kw

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AREA No information available
LATITUDE 29° 13′ 49” N
LONGITUDE 47° 58′ 31” E
INFORMATION ABOUT THE INSTITUTION
STATUS State
INSTITUTION TYPE Research Center and Genebank
DATE FOUNDED 1995
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS Rhanterium epapposum, Brassica tournefortii, Haloxylon salicornicum, Nitraria retusa, Pennisetum divisum, Calligonum polygonoides, Zygophyllum qatarense, Citrullus colocynthis, Gynandriris sisyrinchium
TAXA 55 taxa. 199 accessions of about 66 species. Of these species about 39 are perennials, only one is biennial and 26 are annuals
PROGRAMMES • Research programs (Biotecnology)• Conservation and Reintroduction Programs
FEATURES AND FACILITIES • Plant preparation laboratory for seed cleaning, drying and short term storage at 20-24oC and 40-50% RH

• A seed analysis laboratory for conducting seed quality tests such as germination, purity, viability, seed-health and moisture content

• A small cold storage room in the seed analysis laboratory for medium-term conservation at 4oC and 25-35%RH to store active collections

• A freezer for long-term conservation at –18oC in the seed analysis laboratory to store base collections

• Research facilities: laboratories, offices, etc…

MAIN DEFICIENCIES • Botanic Garden

• Herbarium

SOURCES CONSULTED Web:

www.bgci.org

www.cbd.int

www.kisr.edu.kw

Documents:

Kuwait: Country Report to The FAO International Technical Conference on Plant Genetic Resources” (Leipzig,1996)
Applicability of Ex-situ Conservation in the State of Kuwait” (Wafa’a Behbehani, 2009)

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