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Central Sericultural Germplasm Resources Centre
Central Silk Board, Hosur-635109
An ISO 9001:2008 Certified Centre
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Working Hours : 09:30 AM to 05:00 PM
(Second Saturday and Sundays are holidays. Click here to see the holiday list)


Central Sericultural Germplasm Resources Centre (CSGRC), Hosur is the premier centre for conservation and utilization of Seri-biodiversity in the country. The centre is also recognized as a National Active Germplasm Site (NAGS) for mulberry by National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources (NBPGR), New Delhi and for silkworm by National Bureau of Agriculturally Important Insects (NBAII), Bangalore. Collection, characterization and conservation of mulberry and silkworm in different geographical regions of India have been given greater inputs by CSGRC which involves activities including ensuring the representation of maximum diversity in the ex situ collections, pest-free conservation, characterization, evaluation, maintenance of active collections and documentation. CSGRC has been constantly carrying out research and development to equip serigenetic resources management activities employing both field plantation and biotechnological means of conservation through cryopreservation.

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