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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
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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 Reciprocal introgression between wild and cultivated peach palm (<i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Bactris gasipaes</i> Kunth, <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Arecaceae</i>) in western Ecuador.

This chapter presents a study on Bactris gasipaes, the only domesticated palm in South America. The genetic dynamics of the crop-wild complex of this species in western Ecuador was determined. Although B. gasipaes was traditionally used for its fruits, the development of monoculture for palm heart...

Author(s)
Pintaud, J. C.; Couvreur, T. L. P.; Lara, C.; Ludeña, B.; Pham, J. L.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845930998)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Managing passport data associated with seed collections from wild populations: increasing potential for conservation and use of crop wild relatives in Israel.

This chapter discusses the efforts made by the Israeli Gene Bank for Agricultural Crops (IGB) and the National Council for Research and Development (now the Ministry of Science, Culture and Sport) to conserve plant genetic resources in Israel. Emphasis is given on the management of national seed...

Author(s)
Hadas, R.; Sirota, A.; Agami, M.; Horovitz, A.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845930998)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper