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Requesting seed lines from the stocks

Once you have identified which seed lines you require by searching in the PRESTA project database you need to request an aliquot of these seeds from Vicky Buchanan-Wollaston or Katherine Denby.

You need to down load the (Excel Spreadsheet) Seed request form and enter all of the information for the seed lines you require. Please note that it is essential that you include the Resource ID and whether it is in the barcode database or not. The more information that you include, the quicker it will be for your seed to be located. The red columns can be left blank.


When your spreadsheet is complete, submit a Seed request form. Please give as much notice as possible so that your seed can be found in time for your experiment.

When your seed lines have been aliquoted you will receive them in tubes labelled with the Resource ID. This number should be used when labelling all of your plants.

You will also receive your spreadsheet with a barcode database location in column K. For many of the seed lines we have multiple tubes. It is crucial that you report back to Vicky and Katherine with any issues that you had with these seed lines, for example, germination problems, infections not proceeding as expected from previous experiments etc. This information will be entered into the barcode database so that we know not to use that tube of seed in the future.

Quick links:

Stock and ID requests:

Primer request form

Seed request form

Search PRESTA protocols pages



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