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Cover for Genetic reserve conservation of European crop wild relative and landrace diversity.

This chapter presents a generic methodology that can be used to prioritize taxa on the basis of their potential use for crop improvement and relative threat status. The importance of gathering of necessary data to undertake diversity and gap analysis for target taxa and select the most appropriate...

Author(s)
Frese, L.; Bjørn, G. K.; Branca, F.; Ford-Lloyd, B. V.; Germeier, C. U.; Iriondo, J. M.; Katsiotis, A.; Kell, S. P.; Maxted, N.; Negri, V.; Carvalho, M. Â. A. P. de
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938512)
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
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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
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 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
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 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 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 The challenges of modelling species distribution: a case study of wild cherry (<i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Prunus avium</i> L.) in Europe.

The aim of our study was to map the distribution of wild cherry using existing information about sites of occurrence and interpolate those data to identify other potential sites within the same extent (Europe), in order to select the most suitable and diverse sites for genetic reserves. The...

Author(s)
Teeling, C.; Maxted, N.; Ford-Lloyd, B. V.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938512)
Type
Book chapter

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