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Cover for Crop wild relatives in the Netherlands: actors and protection measures.

This chapter aims at giving an inventory of the actors that play a role in the conservation of the Dutch flora as well as of protection measures that are taken in the Netherlands for the conservation of wild plant species. Besides organizations that manage the nature conservation areas and ex situ...

Author(s)
Hoekstra, R.; Veller, M. G. P. van; Odé, B.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845930998)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for European forest genetic resources: status of current knowledge and conservation priorities.

The genetic characteristics of forest trees, genetic aspects of European Forestry and the European collaboration for conservation of forest genetic resources are discussed in this chapter. It is emphasized that the gene conservation of forest trees, not dissimilar from wild crop relatives as well,...

Author(s)
Lefèvre, F.; Collin, E.; Cuyper, B. de; Fady, B.; Koskela, J.; Turok, J.; Wühlisch, G. von
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845930998)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Crop wild relative <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">in situ</i> management and monitoring: the time has come.

This chapter describes the in situ management of crop wild relatives (CWR) and the monitoring of the target populations. Problems facing genetic reserve management for the in situ conservation of CWR are discussed.

Author(s)
Iriondo, J. M.; Hond, L. de
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845930998)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Crop wild relative information: developing a tool for its management and use.

This chapter focuses on the different strategies in the management and utilization of information on crop wild relatives for use in biodiversity conservation programmes. Highlight is given on the 'In situ conservation of crop wild relatives through enhanced information management and field...

Author(s)
Thormann, I.; Lane, A.; Durah, K.; Dulloo, M. E.; Gaiji, S.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845930998)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The role of EURISCO in promoting use of agricultural biodiversity.

EURISCO, the European Plant Genetic Resources Search Catalogue, was established in 2003 as a European ex situ information portal on plant genetic resources (PGR) with two objectives: to provide technical support to allow countries to develop and build their national inventories, and consequently...

Author(s)
Dias, S.; Dulloo, M. E.; Arnaud, E.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938512)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Screening wild <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Vigna</i> species and cowpea (<i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Vigna unguiculata</i>) landraces for sources of resistance to <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Striga gesnerioides</i>.

This chapter presents the results of a study conducted on the experimental field of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) in Minjibir, Kano State, Nigeria, during the planting seasons of 2012 and 2013 to identify some wild Vigna species and landrace germplasm lines that are...

Author(s)
Oyatomi, O.; Fatokun, C.; Boukar, O.; Abberton, M.; Ilori, C.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646138)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Wild <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Lactuca saligna</i>: a rich source of variation for lettuce breeding.

This chapter describes the morphology, chromosome number, DNA content, secondary metabolites, taxonomy and relation to other Lactuca species, geographical distribution, ecological requirements, representation in germplasm collections, molecular polymorphism, and resistance to diseases and pests...

Author(s)
Lebeda, A.; Křístková, E.; Kitner, M.; Mieslerová, B.; Pink, D. A.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646138)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Keeping a finger on the pulse: monitoring the use of CWR in crop improvement.

This chapter takes a macro perspective of the state of the use of crop wild relatives (CWR) in crop improvement programmes under the auspices of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research, with some supplementary perspectives from outside of the CG family where required. It asks, ...

Author(s)
Smith, C.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646138)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Conservation of Spanish wild oats: <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Avena canariensis</i>, <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">A. prostrata</i> and <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">A. murphyi</i>.

Most of the species described in Spain are abundantly present throughout Europe (i.e. A. barbata, A. sterilis and A. fatua), however, three of them are restricted to a few scarce populations in a limited area (A. canariensis, A. prostrata [A. hirtula] and A. murphyi). Results are presented of the...

Author(s)
García, P.; Sáenz de Miera, L. E.; Vences, F. J.; Benchacho, M.; Pérez de la Vega, M.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845930998)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Using crop wild relatives for crop improvement: trends and perspectives.

This chapter explores the use of crop wild relatives (CWR) in the production of new cultivars. In particular, it examines whether there has been a substantial increase in the use of these species and what form any increased use has taken. The chapter also discusses the extent to which conservation, ...

Author(s)
Hodgkin, T.; Hajjar, R.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845930998)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper

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