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Cover for The secondary gene pool of barley as gene donors for crop improvement.

This chapter presents the results of a crossing programme initiated in 2001 to develop new interspecific Hordeum vulgare × H. bulbosum hybrids suitable to transfer desired characters (such as viral, fungal and nematode resistance) into cultivated barley through introgression.

Author(s)
Scholz, M.; Ruge-Wehling, B.; Habekuss, A.; Pendinen, G.; Schrader, O.; Flath, K.; Grosse, E.; Wehling, P.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845930998)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Exploitation of wild cereals for wheat improvement in the Institute for Cereal Crops Improvement.

This chapter focuses on the exploitation of wild cereals for wheat improvement at the Institute for Cereal Crops Improvement (ICCI) at the Tel Aviv University in Israel. It describes traits from the wild that are desirable in cultivated wheat, with examples of those that are currently studied at...

Author(s)
Millet, E.; Manisterski, J.; Ben-Yehuda, P.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845930998)
Type
Conference paper; Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Using crop wild relatives as sources of useful genes.

This chapter focuses on the investigation of gene variants in some crop gene pools with the view of isolating possible alleles that can be useful in plant breeding and/or in the development of new molecules. Three of these examples, which are described in this chapter, concern MSI proteinase...

Author(s)
Sonnante, G.; Pignone, D.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845930998)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Genetic systems and the conservation of wild relatives of crops.

This chapter aims to stress the fact that different and contrasting genetic systems have evolved in flowering plants. It focuses on some of the main components of these systems, namely the various modes of reproduction that evolved in plants, and on the massive occurrence of polyploidy present in...

Author(s)
Zohary, D.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845930998)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The use and economic potential of wild species: an overview.

This chapter reviews the extent to which and the way in which wild plant species are used today and the contributions they make to meeting nutritional needs, household economies, health and trade. It also explores the reasons for their comparative neglect and suggests possible solutions to this...

Author(s)
Heywood, V. H.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845930998)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Minor crops and underutilized species: lessons and prospects.

This chapter defines what minor and underutilized crops are, describes them and their relevance to people and for research and development interventions, and in the context of crop wild relatives, and distinguishes them from major crops. One of the objectives of this chapter is to provide an...

Author(s)
Padulosi, S.; Hoeschle-Zeledon, I.; Bordoni, P.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845930998)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Conservation and use of wild-harvested medicinal plants in Sri Lanka.

This chapter describes the present status of medicinal plants, the threats to medicinal plants, medicinal plant-based research, herbal medical system, and present institutional legal and policy framework for medicinal plants in Sri Lanka. The major activities of Conservation and Sustainable Use of...

Author(s)
Ratnayake, R. S. S.; Kariyawasam, C. S.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845930998)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Use of wild plant species: the market perspective.

This chapter describes how a company ethically purchases and markets a number of wild plant species using Neal's Yard Remedies as an example, and discusses the company policies and the importance of how to establish accurate information about the conservation status of certain plants. The...

Author(s)
Curtis, S.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845930998)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Linking conservation with sustainable use: <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Quercus ilex</i> subsp. <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">rotundifolia</i> (Lam) O. Schwarz in traditional agro-sylvo-pastoral systems in southern Portugal.

The aim of this work was to establish: (i) conservation strategies (ex situ and in situ) for Quercus ilex subsp. rotundifolia in Portugal; and (ii) the application of a selection programme towards the genetic improvement of important agricultural quantitative traits, in this case the 'oil content'...

Author(s)
Sousa-Correia, C. M.; Abreu, J. M.; Ferreira-Dias, S.; Rodrigues, J. C.; Alves, A.; Maxted, N.; Ford-Lloyd, B. V.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845930998)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Towards a global strategy for the conservation and use of crop wild relatives.

Since the participants in the PGR Forum project and the organizers of the First International Conference on Crop Wild Relative Conservation and Use felt that it would be valuable to propose a strategy that would bring together the different agencies of government, non-governmental organizations...

Author(s)
Heywood, V. H.; Kell, S. P.; Maxted, N.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845930998)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper

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