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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 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
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 How the Focused Identification of Germplasm Strategy (FIGS) is used to mine plant genetic resources collections for adaptive traits.

The FIGS (Focused Identification of Germplasm Strategy) is an alternative approach to searching germplasm accessions that aims to maximize the likelihood of capturing specific adaptive traits in subsets, flexible in size and make-up, sourced from one or more genebanks. This chapter explores how...

Author(s)
Street, K.; Bari, A.; Mackay, M.; Amri, A.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646138)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Hungarian strategies for the conservation of crop wild relative and landrace diversity.

This chapter focuses on the various strategies used in Hungary for the conservation of crop wild relatives and the promotion of landrace diversity. The establishment of a joint seed bank for agricultural and wild flora is also presented.

Author(s)
Baktay, B.; Simon, A.
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 Landrace inventories and recommendations for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">in situ</i> conservation in Finland.

This chapter provides a description of the applied Finnish landrace inventory process. The general inventory results are presented and recommendations for national landrace in situ conservation drawn from the inventory experience are discussed.

Author(s)
Heinonen, M.
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
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for On the conservation and sustainable use of plant genetic resources in Europe: a stakeholder analysis.

This chapter presents a study on the current status of conservation and use of plant genetic resources in Europe and on how this could be improved and developed towards a European plant germplasm system. The methods used, the vision of what an improved system for conservation and use of plant...

Author(s)
Frese, L.; Palmé, A.; Neuhaus, G.; Bülow, L.; Maxted, N.; Poulsen, G.; Kik, C.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646138)
Type
Book chapter

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