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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 Capturing wild relative and landrace diversity for crop improvement using a new selection tool to exploit genetic resources in durum wheat (<i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Triticum durum</i> Desf.).

This chapter deals with the application of the single seed descent (SSD) method, originally developed to facilitate the selection of recombinant lines, in durum wheat (T. durum) to obtain a set of genotypes potentially retaining most of the variation of this species. A total of 452 accessions,...

Author(s)
Pignone, D.; Paola, D. de; Rapanà, N.; Janni, M.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646138)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Joining up the dots: a systematic perspective of crop wild relative conservation and use.

The aim of genetic conservation of crop wild relatives (CWR) is to maximize the maintenance of genetic diversity, but it is explicitly utilitarian in that it makes the link between CWR genetic diversity, its conservation and its utilization. The model for plant genetic resources conservation...

Author(s)
Maxted, N.; Amri, A.; Castañeda-Álvarez, N. P.; Dias, S.; Dulloo, M. E.; Fielder, H.; Ford-Lloyd, B. V.; Iriondo, J. M.; Brehm, J. M.; Nilsen, L. B.; Thormann, I.; Vincent, H.; Kell, S. P.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646138)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Assessment of the conservation status of Mesoamerican crop species and their wild relatives in light of climate change.

This chapter presents part of the diagnostic studies that were conducted to evaluate the on-farm, in situ and ex situ conservation status of plant genetic resources for food and agriculture (PGRFA) in Mesoamerica, from Mexico to Panama. The assessment of the potential impact of anthropogenic...

Author(s)
Thomas, E.; Ramirez, M.; Zonneveld, M. van; Etten, J. van; Alcázar, C.; Beltrán, M.; Libreros, D.; Pinzón, S.; Solano, W.; Galluzzi, G.
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 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 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 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 Predictive characterization methods for accessing and using CWR diversity.

This chapter reports and discusses the results of the application of the ecogeographical filtering and calibration methods to crop wild relatives of the genera Avena, Beta, Brassica and Medicago, which were the target genera of the PGR Secure project. The ecogeographical filtering method filters...

Author(s)
Thormann, I.; Parra-Quijano, M.; Rubio Teso, M. L.; Endresen, D. T. F.; Dias, S.; Iriondo, J. M.; Maxted, N.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646138)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Europe's crop wild relative diversity: from conservation planning to conservation action.

This chapter discusses the value of Europe's crop wild relative diversity and discusses the progress made in implementing national CWR conservation strategies in Europe. A regional approach to CWR conservation in Europe is described. An integrated European CWR conservation strategy and a new policy ...

Author(s)
Kell, S. P.; Ford-Lloyd, B. V.; Maxted, N.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646138)
Type
Book chapter

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