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Warwick Genetic Resources Unit provides dedicated facilities and expertise in seed storage and handling to researchers within the University of Warwick and elsewhere. This includes long term storage of genetic resources such as mapping populations arising from research projects, as well as direct involvement in research projects examining genetic diversity in crops and related wild species.

Warwick GRU houses the UK Vegetable Genebank, a globally significant collection of around 14,000 seed samples of a range of vegetable crops. The UK Vegetable Genebank has a remit for the collection, conservation, characterization, documentation and research study of these vegetable crops and their wild relatives.


For further information on the UK Vegetable Genebank or Warwick GRU please use our contact details below:


  • Telephone Dr Charlotte Allender (+44 (0) 24 7657 5014)

  • Our postal address is Warwick Genetic Resources Unit, Wellesbourne Campus, University of Warwick, Wellesbourne, Warwick, CV35 9EF, UK

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Variation in carrots
Germinating seedlings
Lettuce in glasshouse