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Cover for Forage diversity, conservation and use.

This chapter outlines the scientific and development impacts of forage diversity conservation, characterization and distribution work under the international network of forage collections in CGIAR. The focus for the future will continue to be on the core operations that are essential to conserve...

Author(s)
Hanson, J.; Schultze-Kraft, R.; Peters, M.; Wenzl, P.; Amri, A.; Shehadeh, A.; Yazbek, M.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241853)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Genetic resources for rootstock breeding.

This chapter describes in detail the available germplasm resources for vegetable rootstock breeding. It discusses the genetic diversity in the Cucurbitaceae and Solanaceae, and describes the gene bank collections of these families. Current usage of genetic material in rootstocks (rootstocks for...

Author(s)
Pico, M. B.; Thompson, A. J.; Gisbert, C.; Yetİșİr, H.; Bebeli, P. J.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648972)
Type
Book chapter
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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
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Cover for The distributions and <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">ex situ</i> conservation of crop wild relatives: a global approach.

Under the umbrella of the 'Adapting agriculture to climate change: collecting, protecting and preparing the crop wild relatives' project, more than 1000 crop wild relative (CWR) taxa have been assessed to determine how well represented they currently are in genebanks that are accessible to the...

Author(s)
Castañeda-Álvarez, N. P.; Khoury, C. K.; Sosa, C. C.; Achicanoy, H. A.; Bernau, V.; Vincent, H.; Jarvis, A.; Struik, P. C.; Maxted, N.
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
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Cover for Improved utilization of crop diversity for rationalized breeding using data interoperability.

This chapter focuses on the importance of the effective utilization of the available crop (including wild relative) diversity in plant breeding to develop food crops with improved nutritive value, with higher yields while growing on more marginal soils and with increased ability to withstand more...

Author(s)
Finkers, R.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646138)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Genetic resources and conservation challenges under the threat of climate change.

This chapter describes and discusses some of the initiatives and developments that make the world better prepared to respond to climate change in terms of plant genetic resources (PGRs). A broad overview is provided of important issues concerning conservation and use of PGRs, including conservation ...

Author(s)
Ford-Lloyd, B.; Engels, J. M. M.; Jackson, M.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641973)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Germplasm databases and informatics.

This chapter discusses the data management aspects of germplasm collections. It describes several developments in genetic resources databases, and regional projects aimed at facilitating conservation and use. It focuses solely on germplasm databases, specifically those that are publicly accessible...

Author(s)
Ougham, H.; Thomas, I. D.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641973)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Drought.

This chapter discusses the genetics of drought resistance and illustrates examples of the importance of landraces and wild relatives in breeding for drought resistance. The two sources of novel genetic variation are briefly described, i.e. the gene banks and/or the farmers' fields.

Author(s)
Ceccarelli, S.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641973)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for A community divided: lessons from the conservation of crop wild relatives around the world.

The in situ conservation of CWR is equally inadequate, with very few examples of effective conservation actions inside protected areas, and even fewer outside these areas. The challenge of conserving CWR in gene banks and in situ, the need for information, the imperative use of CWR, and the need...

Author(s)
Hunter, D.; Guarino, L.; Khoury, C.; Dempewolf, H.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938512)
Type
Book chapter

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