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Cover for Unravelling quinoa domestication with wild ancestors.

This chapter approaches quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa) domestication asking three questions: (1) What do we know about quinoa genetic structure, relations among related species and phylogenetics?, (2) What is known about Chenopodium hircinum, its putative wild ancestor?, (3) How can research on C....

Author(s)
Bertero, D.; Alercia, A.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646138)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for How the Focused Identification of Germplasm Strategy (FIGS) is used to mine plant genetic resources collections for adaptive traits.

The FIGS (Focused Identification of Germplasm Strategy) is an alternative approach to searching germplasm accessions that aims to maximize the likelihood of capturing specific adaptive traits in subsets, flexible in size and make-up, sourced from one or more genebanks. This chapter explores how...

Author(s)
Street, K.; Bari, A.; Mackay, M.; Amri, A.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646138)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Predictive characterization methods for accessing and using CWR diversity.

This chapter reports and discusses the results of the application of the ecogeographical filtering and calibration methods to crop wild relatives of the genera Avena, Beta, Brassica and Medicago, which were the target genera of the PGR Secure project. The ecogeographical filtering method filters...

Author(s)
Thormann, I.; Parra-Quijano, M.; Rubio Teso, M. L.; Endresen, D. T. F.; Dias, S.; Iriondo, J. M.; Maxted, N.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646138)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Europe's crop wild relative diversity: from conservation planning to conservation action.

This chapter discusses the value of Europe's crop wild relative diversity and discusses the progress made in implementing national CWR conservation strategies in Europe. A regional approach to CWR conservation in Europe is described. An integrated European CWR conservation strategy and a new policy ...

Author(s)
Kell, S. P.; Ford-Lloyd, B. V.; Maxted, N.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646138)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for An approach for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">in situ</i> gap analysis and conservation planning on a global scale.

Gap analysis is an established and widely used technique in crop wild relative (CWR) conservation that enables thorough assessment of the efficacy of the current conservation framework and identification of taxa, intra-taxon genetic diversity and geographical sites that are under-represented and...

Author(s)
Vincent, H.; Castañeda-Álvarez, N. P.; Maxted, N.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646138)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The distributions and <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">ex situ</i> conservation of crop wild relatives: a global approach.

Under the umbrella of the 'Adapting agriculture to climate change: collecting, protecting and preparing the crop wild relatives' project, more than 1000 crop wild relative (CWR) taxa have been assessed to determine how well represented they currently are in genebanks that are accessible to the...

Author(s)
Castañeda-Álvarez, N. P.; Khoury, C. K.; Sosa, C. C.; Achicanoy, H. A.; Bernau, V.; Vincent, H.; Jarvis, A.; Struik, P. C.; Maxted, N.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646138)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for National strategies for the conservation of crop wild relatives.

In the context of flourishing crop wild relative (CWR) conservation studies and initiatives at the national level, the purpose of this chapter is to review the current status of development and implementation of national CWR conservation strategies worldwide, and to perform a comparative study of...

Author(s)
Iriondo, J. M.; Fielder, H.; Fitzgerald, H.; Kell, S. P.; Labokas, J.; Magos-Brehm, J.; Negri, V.; Phillips, J.; Rubio Teso, M. L.; Sensen, S.; Taylor, N.; Maxted, N.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646138)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Crop wild relatives: a priority in Jordan? Developing a national strategy for the conservation of plant diversity in Jordan using a participatory approach.

This chapter provides a brief overview on how the National Strategy for the Conservation of Plant Diversity for Jordan (National Strategy) has been developed using a participatory approach. Also, as crop wild relatives (CWR) are identified as a priority in Jordan, the methodology can be applied...

Author(s)
Brehm, J. M.; Saifan, S.; Taifour, H.; Abulaila, K.; Al-Assaf, A.; El-Oqlah, A.; Al-Sheyab, F.; Bani-Hani, R.; Ghazanfar, S.; Haddad, N.; Shibli, R.; Taleb, T. A.; Ali, B.; Maxted, N.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646138)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Establishing systematic crop wild relative conservation in the UK.

The PGR (Plant Genetic Resources) Secure project has provided a platform to encourage and facilitate the development of national conservation strategies in a range of countries from across Europe. In the UK, this has enabled the development of conservation strategies for each devolved...

Author(s)
Fielder, H.; Ford-Lloyd, B.; Maxted, N.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646138)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Optimized site selection for the <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">in situ</i> conservation of forage CWR: a combination of community- and genetic-level perspectives.

This chapter focuses on the strategies for forage crop wild relatives (CWR) conservation, methods for the effective conservation of the genetic diversity of CWR and approaches for the effective in situ conservation of multiple CWR taxa. Information on forage use category group for targeting...

Author(s)
Teso, M. L. R.; Kinoshita, K. K.; Iriondo, J. M.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646138)
Type
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