Welcome to the Mutant Variety Database (MVD)


The FAO/IAEA Mutant Variety Database (MVD) collects information on plant mutant varieties (cultivars) released officially or commercially worldwide.

A mutant variety is a new plant variety that is bred through:

1. Direct use of a mutant line that is developed through physical and chemical mutagenesis, or somaclonal variation;
2. Indirect use of a mutant line/lines, which is/are used as a parental variety/varieties in cross breeding (cross between mutant lines or with a commercial variety/varieties);
3. Use of mutant gene allele (trait), e.g. the Calrose 76 sd1 allele (semi-dwarf 1 trait) in rice;
4. Use of wild species’ genes translocated into plant genomes through irradiation facilitated translocations, e.g. genes of wheat wild relative species.

You can easily register new mutant varieties from your desktop, see “Registration”;
You can also search mutant varieties of interest by general or advanced search, see “Search””.
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Our Work
Mutant Variety Database (MVD)
Laboratory Protocols
Joint FAO/IAEA Publications
Most Recent Varities
Variety Name Latin Name
Lanka Cherry Lycopersicon esculentum M.
Fermer Triticum aestivum L.
Kneja 546 Zea mays L.
Kneja 627 Zea mays L.
Yana Helianthus annuus L.