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JKI Geilweilerhofis a public grapevine breeding institute funded by the German Federal Ministry of Nutrition, Agriculture and Consumers Protection. It is in charge of breeding new grapevine cultivars combining high wine quality and fungal disease resistance for sustainable viticulture in Germany. Furthermore, is maintains the German grapevine repository comprising of about 3000 accessions. More than 50 % of the collection consists of genotypes conferring resistances mostly originating from American Vitis species. It is coordinator of the Deutsche Genbank Reben and is managing the international databases on genetic resources (www.vivc.de and www.eu-vitis.de). The institute applies marker assisted selection in its breeding program. Markers have been successfully developed for powdery mildew, downy mildew and Phylloxera.