Satellite Collections North
The majority of the collections of the IPK Genebank are located at Gatersleben, the main site of the institute. However, more than 10 percent of the genebank accessions are maintained at the Satellite Collections North with their two sites at Gross Luesewitz close to Rostock and Malchow on the island of Poel in the Baltic Sea.
For the conservation of certain crop species, the balanced climatic conditions close to the sea are favorable to those in Gatersleben. For example, opposite to Saxony Anhalt there are hardly any viral diseases of potato in Mecklenburg Western Pomerania.
Dr. Klaus J. Dehmer (Head Satellite Collections North)