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By Nigel Maxted, Mohammad E. Dulloo, Brian V. Ford-Lloyd, Lothar Frese, Jose M. Iriondo, Miguel A. A. Pinheiro de Carvalho

This booklet includes forty three chapters, 36 of that have been provided on the a convention entitled "Towards the institution of genetic reserves for crop wild kin and landraces in Europe" held on the collage of Madeira, Funchal, Portugal among thirteen and 17 September 2010. The convention papers are provided within the following sections: genetic reserve conservation of crop wild kin (14 papers); on-farm conservation of landraces (10 papers); precedence surroundings and probability overview (4 papers); in situ facts administration (4 papers); in situ PGR conservation - coverage implications and implementation (4 papers). This publication is geared toward supplying exemplars for crop wild family and landraces conservation and use with functional tools, protocols and tasks. even supposing the ebook particularly specializes in methodological program in Europe, the in situ equipment defined are wide-spread and are transferable around the globe. The textual content is designed to be of use to conservation pros, geneticists, ecologists, agriculturalists, agro- and biodiversity coverage makers and postgraduate scholars in built and constructing international locations in the course of the international. on hand In Print

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2007). In the absence of detailed studies on individual target taxa, it will not be possible to predict exactly where sites need to be established because: (i) we will not know whether populations of a taxon will have the ability to adapt to new conditions at current sites; (ii) we will not know whether populations will have the ability to migrate to new sites; and (iii) if migration occurs, how quickly it will take place and in what direction. , 2008). P. Kell et al. 16 Beet case study step 4 The selection of target GR sites for the beet gene pool involved collaboration between a taxon expert with good knowledge of the European populations and a GIS expert who carried out the detailed ecogeographic diversity analysis.

Obtaining characterization and evaluation dinate and descriptive. Ideally, coordinate data should be used for accuracy (however, data associated with ex situ accessions, and/ or by consulting the available literature on the target taxon - for example, there may be even coordinate data can sometimes be mis- published or grey literature as a result of leading, depending on the accuracy and quality of the original data). Descriptive ecological studies of the taxon or of associated taxa that occur in the same habitats - or by collecting fresh data in the field.

The data sites should be selected that represent the widest range of ecogeographic characteris- should also be imported into an appropriate information management system from tics as possible. which standard taxon data sheets can be extracted to form the basis of GR proposals and management plans. Complementarity analysis may also be undertaken. This aims to maximize taxonomic diversity conservation in the minimum number of sites and may be useful when dealing with gene pools containing a large number of taxa or for multiple gene pools.

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