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The platform seen on the north. © inra, C Salon

Tools and resources

Biological Resource Bank, a future Biological Resource Centre ?

The Biological Resource Bank (ERB) holds the three collections of biological resources put together by the Agroecology CRU.  Its vast collection of weeds is unique and one of the specificities of the INRA Centre of Dijon.  It also holds a collection of large-seed legumes (pea, fava bean, bean), and a collection of micro-organisms (bacteria and mycorhiza).

Updated on 03/16/2018
Published on 01/21/2013

The ERB focuses mainly on the pea with a collection of 5000 mutants which allows the various gene functions to be identified.  The great advantage of the ERB is the fact that it addresses an entire ecosystem, and does not restrict its work to a specific taxonomic or functional group.  The ERB also holds orphan collections so that they can be used effectively once the research on them is finished.  Although open to the public, the collection holds certain resources that are exclusively reserved for professionals. 

The ERB objectives are to conserve these resources, make them available to both public and private partners and to guarantee traceability.
The ERB is seeking to obtain Biological Resource Centre (CRB) certification which sets down quality standards


Email : christian.steinberg[at]dijon.inra.fr


Graines de légumineuses. © INRA
Graines de légumineuses © INRA