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Cover for Enhancing crop genepool use: capturing wild relative and landrace diversity for crop improvement.

This book contains 42 chapters focusing on the various aspects of the utilization and conservation of crop wild relative (CWR) and landrace (LR) diversity as a basis for crop improvement and future food security. Information on the various characterization techniques, conservation strategies,...

Author(s)
Maxted, N.; Dulloo, M. E.; Ford-Lloyd, B. V.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646138)
Type
Book
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
CABI Book Chapter Info
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 Developing a crop wild relative conservation strategy for Finland.

This chapter focuses on the process of preparing the Finnish crop wild relative conservation strategy. The methodology and results of the Finnish national crop wild relative checklist, prioritized list and inventory as well as the in situ and ex situ conservation gap analysis are also described.

Author(s)
Fitzgerald, H.; Korpelainen, H.; Veteläinen, M.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646138)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Priorities for the conservation of crop wild relatives at the Indian National Genebank.

This chapter focuses on the importance of crop wild relatives (CWR) in the identification of new sources of raw materials in the development of new varieties and hybrids particularly targeted for different environments including biotic and abiotic stresses. The need for the development of...

Author(s)
Gupta, V.; Kak, A.; Tyagi, R. K.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646138)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Landrace conservation of maize in Mexico: an evolutionary breeding interpretation.

This chapter describes some aspects that structure maize diversity in Mexico and an evolutionary breeding interpretation for maize landrace conservation is presented.

Author(s)
Perales, H.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646138)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Assessment of Italian landrace density and species richness: useful criteria for developing <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">in situ</i> conservation strategies.

This chapter presents inventory data recorded for each Italian region and the assessment of the landrace density index and species richness level through the Italian regions. The development or enhancement of the political and economic actions for landrace conservation by Italian regions using...

Author(s)
Torricelli, R.; Pacicco, L.; Bodesmo, M.; Raggi, L.; Negri, V.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646138)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Chickpea wild relatives and landraces of Georgia.

This chapter focuses on the various chickpea landraces and wild relatives in the Republic of Georgia. The importance of the conservation and maintenance of chickpea genetic resources collection is also discussed.

Author(s)
Korakhashvili, A.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646138)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Value chain development: a silver bullet for agrobiodiversity conservation and use?

This paper seeks to contribute to an assessment of the role that value chain projects have played in agrobiodiversity conservation, specifically for crop genetic resources. information on the degree to which value chain projects have focused on genetic resources that are actually threatened and...

Author(s)
Drucker, A. G.; Appels, J.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646138)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Moving slowly towards the light: a review of efforts to create a global system for PGRFA over the last half-century.

This chapter focuses on the high level of agreement and commitment within the international community concerning the basic vision and core components of a global system of conservation and use, i.e. an internationally linked network of ex situ collections providing facilitated access to plant...

Author(s)
Halewood, M.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646138)
Type
Book chapter

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