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Cover for Capturing wild relative and landrace diversity for crop improvement using a new selection tool to exploit genetic resources in durum wheat (<i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Triticum durum</i> Desf.).

This chapter deals with the application of the single seed descent (SSD) method, originally developed to facilitate the selection of recombinant lines, in durum wheat (T. durum) to obtain a set of genotypes potentially retaining most of the variation of this species. A total of 452 accessions,...

Author(s)
Pignone, D.; Paola, D. de; Rapanà, N.; Janni, M.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646138)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Joining up the dots: a systematic perspective of crop wild relative conservation and use.

The aim of genetic conservation of crop wild relatives (CWR) is to maximize the maintenance of genetic diversity, but it is explicitly utilitarian in that it makes the link between CWR genetic diversity, its conservation and its utilization. The model for plant genetic resources conservation...

Author(s)
Maxted, N.; Amri, A.; Castañeda-Álvarez, N. P.; Dias, S.; Dulloo, M. E.; Fielder, H.; Ford-Lloyd, B. V.; Iriondo, J. M.; Brehm, J. M.; Nilsen, L. B.; Thormann, I.; Vincent, H.; Kell, S. P.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646138)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Assessment of the conservation status of Mesoamerican crop species and their wild relatives in light of climate change.

This chapter presents part of the diagnostic studies that were conducted to evaluate the on-farm, in situ and ex situ conservation status of plant genetic resources for food and agriculture (PGRFA) in Mesoamerica, from Mexico to Panama. The assessment of the potential impact of anthropogenic...

Author(s)
Thomas, E.; Ramirez, M.; Zonneveld, M. van; Etten, J. van; Alcázar, C.; Beltrán, M.; Libreros, D.; Pinzón, S.; Solano, W.; Galluzzi, G.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646138)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for A long-term systematic monitoring framework for on-farm conserved potato landrace diversity.

This chapter focuses on the development and implementation of a systematic monitoring approach to provide robust intelligence about the landrace conservation status of potato in its centre of origin. The components of these monitoring systems, i.e. hotspot identification, total diversity, relative...

Author(s)
Haan, S. de; Polreich, S.; Rodriguez, F.; Juarez, H.; Plasencia, F.; Ccanto, R.; Alvarez, C.; Otondo, A.; Sainz, H.; Venegas, C.; Kalazich, J.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646138)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Using landraces in agriculture, food and cooking: experiences around a large city in Southern Europe.

This chapter focuses on the preservation of plant genetic resources, based on their value to future generations, to be able to breed crop varieties and face new challenges. The use of landraces in agriculture, food and cooking in Madrid, Spain, is also discussed.

Author(s)
Lázaro, A.; Fernández, I.; Lorenzo, C. de
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646138)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for What do we have to lose? Monitoring crop genetic diversity.

This chapter focuses on the various indicators for monitoring crop genetic diversity and the problems associated with genetic erosion. The importance of the establishment of a global operational genetic monitoring system to be able to track changes in genetic diversity and inform policy makers so...

Author(s)
Dulloo, M. E.; Thormann, I.; Drucker, A. G.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646138)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Implementation of a PGR global documentation system in Portugal.

This chapter focuses on the role of the global germplasm management information system (GRIN-Global) in addressing information retrieval obstacles faced by breeders, crop researchers and other users and its implementation in Portugal is discussed.

Author(s)
Barata, A. M.; Rocha, F.; Oliveira, J.; Lima, J. M.; Nobrega, H.; Carvalho, M. Â. A. P. de; Dias, S.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646138)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Using phenomics and genomics to unlock landrace and wild relative diversity for crop improvement.

This chapter discusses some of the activities and achievements of the Plant Genetic Resources (PGR) Secure project, which aims to: (i) identify host plant resistance to the cabbage whitefly (Aleyrodes proletella) and cabbage aphid (Brevicoryne brassicae) via a germplasm screen where both are...

Author(s)
Vosman, B.; Pelgrom, K.; Sharma, G.; Voorrips, R.; Broekgaarden, C.; Pritchard, J.; May, S.; Adobor, S.; Castellanos-Uribe, M.; Kaauwen, M. van; Finkers, R.; Janssen, B.; Workum, W. T. van; Ford-Lloyd, B. V.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646138)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Pre-domesticating wild relatives as new sources of novel genetic diversity.

Cultivated barley (Hordeum vulgare) and its wild progenitor, Hordeum spontaneum, are used as a model to employ the proposed methodology of incorporating 'domestic' traits into the wild species and illustrate the increased efficiency and effectiveness of this approach to taming wild relative...

Author(s)
Falk, D.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646138)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
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
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