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Cover for The crop wild relative specialist group of the IUCN species survival commission.

This chapter introduces the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Species Survival Commission for the plant genetic resource (PGR) community, provides some information about the new IUCN Specialist Group on crop wild relatives (CWR) and describes its scope, aims and objectives,...

Author(s)
Dulloo, M. E.; Maxted, N.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845930998)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
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 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
CABI Book Chapter Info
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

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