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Agrobiodiversity conservation: securing the diversity of crop wild relatives and landraces.

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This book contains 43 chapters, 36 of which were presented at the a conference entitled "Towards the establishment of genetic reserves for crop wild relatives and landraces in Europe" held at the University of Madeira, Funchal, Portugal between 13 and 17 September 2010. The conference papers are presented in the following sections: genetic reserve conservation of crop wild relatives (14 papers); o...


Chapter 38 (Page no: 305)

Interactive characterization of Scottish Avena strigosa Schreb. landraces on the outer hebrides.

A planned characterization study of Scottish landraces of bristle oat (Avena strigosa [Avena nuda]) was redesigned and became an 'on farm' project in the largest area of its cultivation, on the remote Outer Hebrides. The aim of the characterization was to assess A. strigosa diversity between and within Scotland and to position the Scottish gene pool within the wider region. The field experiment formed a teaching facility for the 15-16-year-old students of Community Secondary School to learn about landraces, ex situ conservation and crop research and performing practical activities such as sowing, weeding and fencing (as protection against rabbits), harvesting and threshing.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Genetic reserve conservation of European crop wild relative and landrace diversity. 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
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 7) In situ conservation of crop wild relatives: a strategy for identifying priority genetic reserve sites. Author(s): Kell, S. P. Maxted, N. Frese, L. Iriondo, J. M.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 20) Spatial and ecogeographic approaches for selecting genetic reserves in Europe. Author(s): Parra-Quijano, M. Iriondo, J. M. Frese, L. Torres, E.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 29) The challenges of modelling species distribution: a case study of wild cherry (Prunus avium L.) in Europe. Author(s): Teeling, C. Maxted, N. Ford-Lloyd, B. V.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 36) Towards the establishment of a genetic reserve for Beta patula Aiton. Author(s): Carvalho, M. Â. A. P. de Nóbrega, H. Freitas, G. Fontinha, S. Frese, L.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 45) Beta patula Aiton: genetic diversity analysis. Author(s): Frese, L. Nachtigall, M. Enders, M. Carvalho, M. Â. A. P. de
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 52) Assessing genetic reserves in Sicily (Italy): the Brassica wild relatives case study. Author(s): Branca, F. Argento, S. Tribulato, A.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 59) The AEGRO Brassica case study. Author(s): Kristiansen, K. Bjørn, G. K.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 65) Surveying and conserving European Avena species diversity. Author(s): Katsiotis, A. Ladizinsky, G.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 72) Quality standards for genetic reserve conservation of crop wild relatives. Author(s): Iriondo, J. M. Maxted, N. Kell, S. P. Ford-Lloyd, B. V. Lara-Romero, C. Labokas, J. Brehm, J. M.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 78) Conservation of biodiversity and genetic resources in semi-natural grasslands in Norway. Author(s): Svalheim, E. Asdal, Å.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 82) Effective conservation of Medicago crop wild relatives in Russia and neighbouring countries: gap analysis points the way forward. Author(s): Greene, S. L. Afonin, A. A. Dzyubenko, E. Dzyubenko, N.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 91) Towards in situ conservation of crop wild relatives in Lithuania. Author(s): Labokas, J. Karpavičienė, B. Šveistytė, L. Radušienė, J. Ložienė, K.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 96) In situ conservation of Crocus cartwrightianus in Cyclades and Crete. Author(s): Ralli, P. Dordas, C.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 103) Landraces: importance and use in breeding and environmentally friendly agronomic systems. Author(s): Ceccarelli, S.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 118) Landraces in Europe: an approach towards identifying landrace-rich areas as a priority for protection. Author(s): Negri, V. Barocco, R. Pacicco, L. Veronesi, F. Venanzoni, R.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 125) On-farm conservation of the forage species timothy, meadow fescue and red clover: generation of new landraces in Norway. Author(s): Daugstad, K.
Chapter: 18 (Page no: 131) On-farm conservation and participatory maize breeding in Portugal: an overview. Author(s): Mendes-Moreira, P. Pego, S. E.
Chapter: 19 (Page no: 137) Farm seed opportunities, recommendations for on-farm conservation in Europe. Author(s): Bocci, R. Chable, V. Kastler, G. Louwaars, N.
Chapter: 20 (Page no: 142) Portuguese landraces: on-farm conservation, management and use. Author(s): Barata, A. M. Reis, A. Rocha, F. Lopes, V. R. Bettencourt, E. Miranda, J. Dantas, J. C. Pinto-Carnide, O. Matos, M. Carnide, V.
Chapter: 21 (Page no: 152) What's in a name: a closer look at heritage variety definition. Author(s): Preston, J. M. Maxted, N. Sherman, R. Munro, N. Ford-Lloyd, B. V.
Chapter: 22 (Page no: 161) On-farm conservation of plant genetic resources in Lazio Region, Italy. Implementation of the Regional Act 1st March 2000 No 15. Author(s): Costanza, M. T. Miracolo, I. B. Taviani, P. Paoletti, S. Rea, R. Lelli, L. Garzia, J. H. Porfiri, O. Nardi, P. Tanca, M.
Chapter: 23 (Page no: 173) On-farm conservation in industrialized countries: a way to promote dynamic management of biodiversity within agroecosystems. Author(s): Thomas, M. Demeulenaere, E. Bonneuil, C. Goldringer, I.
Chapter: 24 (Page no: 181) A second look at the European strategic approach to conserving crop landraces. Author(s): Veteläinen, M. Negri, V. Maxted, N.
Chapter: 25 (Page no: 186) Comparing genetic diversity within a crop and its wild progenitor: a case study for barley. Author(s): Kilian, B. Özkan, H. Shaaf, S. Hübner, S. Pasam, R. K. Sharma, R. Neumann, K. Weissgerber, W. Konovalov, F. A. Keilwagen, J. Friedel, S. Knüpffer, H. Korff, M. von Coupland, G. Graner, A.
Chapter: 26 (Page no: 193) Using neutral genetic diversity to prioritize crop wild relative populations: a Portuguese endemic case study for Dianthus cintranus Boiss. & Reut. subsp. barbatus R. Fern. & Franco. Author(s): Brehm, J. M. Ford-Lloyd, B. V. Maxted, N. Martins-Loução, M. A.
Chapter: 27 (Page no: 211) The challenge of in situ conservation of crop Wild relatives in the biotechnology era - a case study of Wild rice species. Author(s): Bao-Rong Lu
Chapter: 28 (Page no: 218) European crop wild relative threat assessment: knowledge gained and lessons learnt. Author(s): Kell, S. P. Maxted, N. Bilz, M.
Chapter: 29 (Page no: 243) Documentation landscape for plant genetic resources - focus on in situ and on-farm. Author(s): Harrer, S. Begemann, F. Hintum, Th. van
Chapter: 30 (Page no: 249) Crop Wild relatives in Brandenburg, Germany: establishing a system for reporting and monitoring for the in situ conservation of crop wild relatives. Author(s): Vögel, R. Reichling, A.
Chapter: 31 (Page no: 256) Population level information management for crop wild relatives. Author(s): Germeier, C. U. Iriondo, J. M. Frese, L. Höhne, C. Kell, S. P.
Chapter: 32 (Page no: 264) Development of an in situ database inventory - on the way to a Swiss solution for forages. Author(s): Boller, B. Schierscher-Viret, B. Koehler, C.
Chapter: 33 (Page no: 270) The role of EURISCO in promoting use of agricultural biodiversity. Author(s): Dias, S. Dulloo, M. E. Arnaud, E.
Chapter: 34 (Page no: 278) SWOT analysis of the German seed savers sector. Author(s): Efken, J.
Chapter: 35 (Page no: 286) Achievements of the European native seed conservation network - ENSCONET. Author(s): Eastwood, R. J. Müller, J. V.
Chapter: 36 (Page no: 292) Medicinal and aromatic plants ECPGR working group: objectives and achievements. Author(s): Barata, A. M. Asdal, Å.
Chapter: 37 (Page no: 298) A community divided: lessons from the conservation of crop wild relatives around the world. Author(s): Hunter, D. Guarino, L. Khoury, C. Dempewolf, H.
Chapter: 39 (Page no: 311) Modern landrace crops: the De novo synthesis of new crop landraces. Author(s): Ambrose, M. J.
Chapter: 40 (Page no: 315) Ecological strategies for crop plants and their wild relatives. Author(s): Milla, R.
Chapter: 41 (Page no: 321) AEGIS: a regionally based approach to PGR conservation. Author(s): Engels, J. M. M. Maggioni, L.
Chapter: 42 (Page no: 327) European on-Farm conservation activities: an update from six countries. Author(s): Negri, V. Fasoula, D. Heinonen, M. Holubec, V. Musayev, M. Spataro, G. Veteläinen, M. Vögel, R.
Chapter: 43 (Page no: 333) Current and future threats and opportunities facing European crop Wild relative and landrace diversity. Author(s): Maxted, N. Akparov, Z. I. Aronsson, M. Asdal, Å. Avagyan, A. Bartha, B. Benediková, D. Berishvili, T. Bocci, R. Bullinska-Radomska, Z. Cop, J. Curtis, T. Daugstad, K. Dias, S. Duarte, M. C. Dzmitryeva, S. Engels, J. Fasoula, D. A. Ferant, N. Frese, L. Freudenthaler, P. Hadas, R. Holly, L. Ibraliu, A. Iriondo, J. M. Ivanovska, S. (et al)

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Crops and Soil System Research Group, Scottish Agricultural Colleges, West Mains Road, Edinburgh, EH9 3JG, UK.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2012
  • ISBN
  • 9781845938512
  • Record Number
  • 20113397682