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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
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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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Cover for Assessing the potential for ecological harm from gene flow to crop wild relatives.

The conservational and ecological risks posed by gene flow from all modern crops to crop wild relatives is examined, and the extent to which the principles developed for the risk assessment of genetically modified crops can be applied to this broader set of problems is explored. A case study on...

Author(s)
Wilkinson, M. J.; Ford, C. S.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845930998)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Integrating wild plants and landrace conservation in farming systems: a perspective from Italy.

Some examples of successful (and unsuccessful) rescues of neglected landraces from Central Italy are provided: (1) the black celery ('sedano nero') from Trevi (Umbria); (2) the Sicilian cauliflowers; (3) the cowpea ('Fagiolina') from the Trasimeno Lake area, Perugia; and (4) the 'fagiolo A pisello' ...

Author(s)
Negri, V.; Branca, F.; Castellini, G.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845930998)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper

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