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Crop wild relative conservation and use.

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These proceedings contain 49 papers presented in the following sections: (i) crop wild relative conservation; (ii) establishing inventories and conservation priorities; (iii) threat and conservation assessment; (iv) genetic erosion and genetic pollution; (v) in situ conservation; (vi) ex situ conservation; (vii) information management; (viii) gene donors for crop improvement; (ix) use of crop wild...

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Chapter 5 (Page no: 69)

Crops and wild relatives of the Euro-Mediterranean region: making and using a conservation catalogue.

This chapter summarizes a methodology for establishing a regional catalogue of crops and their wild relatives for the Euro-Mediterranean region. The Catalogue is made available through the web-enabled Crop Wild Relative Information System (CWRIS) (PGR Forum, 2005), which provides access to CWR information to a broad user community, including plant breeders, protected area managers, policy makers, conservationists, taxonomists and the wider public - information that is vital for the sustainable utilization and conservation of CWR. The Catalogue has been created using a systematic approach that can accommodate changes in nomenclature and status, and can be applied at both regional and national levels in any part of the world. In addition to providing an online information resource, the actual Catalogue data can be analysed to provide statistics on the crop and CWR taxa of the region. This chapter provides information on the number of crop and crop wild relative (CWR) taxa in the Euro-Mediterranean region and how many are native and endemic; the number of crop and CWR species present in individual nations and intranational regions; the number of species within and shared by the different crop groups; the number of worldwide crop genera that are found in the region; the major and minor food crops of the world that are native to the Euro-Mediterranean region and those that have wild relatives in the region. The Catalogue data can also be compared with taxon lists from existing conservation initiatives to establish which species are currently conserved and/or have undergone conservation assessment as a step towards the recognition and inclusion of CWR in current conservation programmes - some examples of this are given here.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 3) Crop wild relative conservation and use: establishing the context. Author(s): Maxted, N. Kell, S. P. Ford-Lloyd, B. V.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 31) Addressing the conservation and sustainable utilization of crop wild relatives: the international policy context. Author(s): Azzu, N. Collette, L.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 49) Crop wild relatives: putting information in a European policy context. Author(s): Richard, D. Augusto, G. Evans, D. Loïs, G.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 58) Crop wild relatives in Armenia: diversity, legislation and conservation issues. Author(s): Avagyan, A.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 110) Establishing conservation priorities for crop wild relatives. Author(s): Ford-Lloyd, B. Kell, S. P. Maxted, N.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 120) Creation of a national crop wild relative strategy: a case study for the United Kingdom. Author(s): Scholten, M. Maxted, N. Kell, S. P. Ford-Lloyd, B. V.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 143) National crop wild relative in situ conservation strategy for Russia. Author(s): Smekalova, T. N.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 152) Diversity and conservation needs of crop wild relatives in Finland. Author(s): Korpelainen, H. Takaluoma, S. Pohjamo, M. Helenius, J.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 165) Crop wild relatives in the Netherlands: actors and protection measures. Author(s): Hoekstra, R. Veller, M. G. P. van Odé, B.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 178) European forest genetic resources: status of current knowledge and conservation priorities. Author(s): Lefèvre, F. Collin, E. Cuyper, B. de Fady, B. Koskela, J. Turok, J. Wühlisch, G. von
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 195) Using GIS models to locate potential sites for wheat wild relative conservation in the Palestinian authority areas. Author(s): Allahham, S. Hasasneh, H.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 211) IUCN red listing of crop wild relatives: is a national approach as difficult as some think? Author(s): Brehm, J. M. Mitchell, M. Maxted, N. Ford-Lloyd, B. V. Martins-Loução, M. A.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 243) Traditional farming systems in south-eastern Turkey: the imperative of in situ conservation of endangered wild annual Cicer species. Author(s): Abbo, S. Can, C. Lev-Yadun, S. Ozaslan, M.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 249) Ecogeographical representativeness in crop wild relative ex situ collections. Author(s): Parra-Quijano, M. Draper, D. Torres, E. Iriondo, J. M.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 277) Genetic erosion and genetic pollution of crop wild relatives: the PGR forum perspective and achievements. Author(s): Bettencourt, E. Ford-Lloyd, B. V. Dias, S.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 287) Assessing the potential for ecological harm from gene flow to crop wild relatives. Author(s): Wilkinson, M. J. Ford, C. S.
Chapter: 18 (Page no: 296) Reciprocal introgression between wild and cultivated peach palm (Bactris gasipaes Kunth, Arecaceae) in western Ecuador. Author(s): Pintaud, J. C. Couvreur, T. L. P. Lara, C. Ludeña, B. Pham, J. L.
Chapter: 19 (Page no: 309) Impoverishment of the gene pool of the genus Aegilops L. in Armenia. Author(s): Harutyunyan, M. Avagyan, A. Hovhannisyan, M.
Chapter: 20 (Page no: 319) Crop wild relative in situ management and monitoring: the time has come. Author(s): Iriondo, J. M. Hond, L. de
Chapter: 21 (Page no: 331) Does agriculture conflict with in situ conservation? a case study on the use of wild relatives by yam farmers in Benin. Author(s): Scarcelli, N. Tostain, S. Baco, M. N. Agbangla, C. Daïnou, O. Vigouroux, Y. Pham, J. L.
Chapter: 22 (Page no: 340) Management plans for promoting in situ conservation of local agrobiodiversity in the West Asia centre of plant diversity. Author(s): Al Atawneh, N. Amri, A. Assi, R. Maxted, N.
Chapter: 23 (Page no: 364) In situ conservation strategy for wild lima bean (Phaseolus lunatus L.) populations in the Central Valley of Costa Rica: a case study of short-lived perennial plants with a mixed mating system. Author(s): Baudoin, J. P. Rocha, O. J. Degreef, J. Bi, I. Z. Ouédraogo, M. Guarino, L. Toussaint, A.
Chapter: 24 (Page no: 380) Population performance of Arnica montana L. in different habitats. Author(s): Radušienė, J. Labokas, J.
Chapter: 25 (Page no: 389) A designated nature reserve for in situ conservation of wild emmer wheat (Triticum dicoccoides (Körn.) Aaronsohn) in northern Israel. Author(s): Kaplan, D.
Chapter: 26 (Page no: 394) Integrating wild plants and landrace conservation in farming systems: a perspective from Italy. Author(s): Negri, V. Branca, F. Castellini, G.
Chapter: 27 (Page no: 407) Ex situ conservation of wild species: services provided by botanic gardens. Author(s): Smith, P. P.
Chapter: 28 (Page no: 413) Conservation of Spanish wild oats: Avena canariensis, A. prostrata and A. murphyi. Author(s): García, P. Sáenz de Miera, L. E. Vences, F. J. Benchacho, M. Pérez de la Vega, M.
Chapter: 29 (Page no: 429) Analysis of wild Lactuca gene bank accessions and implications for wild species conservation. Author(s): Rajicic, T. S. Dehmer, K. J.
Chapter: 30 (Page no: 437) The role of botanic gardens in the conservation of crop wild relatives. Author(s): Sharrock, S. Wyse-Jackson, D.
Chapter: 31 (Page no: 443) A national Italian network to improve seed conservation of wild native species ('RIBES'). Author(s): Bonomi, C. Rossi, G. Bedini, G.
Chapter: 32 (Page no: 450) Linking in situ and ex situ conservation with use of crop wild relatives. Author(s): Maxted, N. Kell, S. P.
Chapter: 33 (Page no: 471) CWRIS: an information management system to aid crop wild relative conservation and sustainable use. Author(s): Kell, S. P. Moore, J. D. Iriondo, J. M. Scholten, M. A. Ford-Lloyd, B. V. Maxted, N.
Chapter: 34 (Page no: 492) Crop wild relatives in the ECPGR central crop databases: a case study in Beta L. and Avena L. Author(s): Germeier, C. U. Frese, L.
Chapter: 35 (Page no: 504) Crop wild relative information: developing a tool for its management and use. Author(s): Thormann, I. Lane, A. Durah, K. Dulloo, M. E. Gaiji, S.
Chapter: 36 (Page no: 513) Managing passport data associated with seed collections from wild populations: increasing potential for conservation and use of crop wild relatives in Israel. Author(s): Hadas, R. Sirota, A. Agami, M. Horovitz, A.
Chapter: 37 (Page no: 521) Some thoughts on sources of news about crop wild relatives. Author(s): Guarino, L.
Chapter: 38 (Page no: 535) Using crop wild relatives for crop improvement: trends and perspectives. Author(s): Hodgkin, T. Hajjar, R.
Chapter: 39 (Page no: 549) The secondary gene pool of barley as gene donors for crop improvement. Author(s): Scholz, M. Ruge-Wehling, B. Habekuss, A. Pendinen, G. Schrader, O. Flath, K. Grosse, E. Wehling, P.
Chapter: 40 (Page no: 556) Exploitation of wild cereals for wheat improvement in the Institute for Cereal Crops Improvement. Author(s): Millet, E. Manisterski, J. Ben-Yehuda, P.
Chapter: 41 (Page no: 566) Using crop wild relatives as sources of useful genes. Author(s): Sonnante, G. Pignone, D.
Chapter: 42 (Page no: 577) Genetic systems and the conservation of wild relatives of crops. Author(s): Zohary, D.
Chapter: 43 (Page no: 585) The use and economic potential of wild species: an overview. Author(s): Heywood, V. H.
Chapter: 44 (Page no: 605) Minor crops and underutilized species: lessons and prospects. Author(s): Padulosi, S. Hoeschle-Zeledon, I. Bordoni, P.
Chapter: 45 (Page no: 625) Conservation and use of wild-harvested medicinal plants in Sri Lanka. Author(s): Ratnayake, R. S. S. Kariyawasam, C. S.
Chapter: 46 (Page no: 632) Use of wild plant species: the market perspective. Author(s): Curtis, S.
Chapter: 47 (Page no: 638) Linking conservation with sustainable use: Quercus ilex subsp. rotundifolia (Lam) O. Schwarz in traditional agro-sylvo-pastoral systems in southern Portugal. Author(s): Sousa-Correia, C. M. Abreu, J. M. Ferreira-Dias, S. Rodrigues, J. C. Alves, A. Maxted, N. Ford-Lloyd, B. V.
Chapter: 48 (Page no: 651) The crop wild relative specialist group of the IUCN species survival commission. Author(s): Dulloo, M. E. Maxted, N.
Chapter: 49 (Page no: 657) Towards a global strategy for the conservation and use of crop wild relatives. Author(s): Heywood, V. H. Kell, S. P. Maxted, N.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • School of Biosciences, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT, UK.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2007
  • ISBN
  • 9781845930998
  • Record Number
  • 20093268667