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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 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
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 A European <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">in situ</i> (on-farm) conservation and management strategy for landraces.

This chapter focuses on a series of coordinated actions to promote efficiently and effectively the continued landrace cultivation by farmers in Europe to promote in situ (on-farm) conservation and management of these landraces. The main drawback to implementation, i.e. lack of specific funding for...

Author(s)
Negri, V.; Freudenthaler, P.; Gasi, F.; Maxted, N.; Moreira, P. M.; Strãjeru, S.; Tan, A.; Veteläinen, M.; Vogel, R.; Weibull, J.
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 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 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 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 Screening wild <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Vigna</i> species and cowpea (<i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Vigna unguiculata</i>) landraces for sources of resistance to <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Striga gesnerioides</i>.

This chapter presents the results of a study conducted on the experimental field of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) in Minjibir, Kano State, Nigeria, during the planting seasons of 2012 and 2013 to identify some wild Vigna species and landrace germplasm lines that are...

Author(s)
Oyatomi, O.; Fatokun, C.; Boukar, O.; Abberton, M.; Ilori, C.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646138)
Type
Book chapter

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