Plant Biodiversity and Genetic Resources

Edited by
June 2021
672 pages
  • ISBN978-3-0365-0894-8 (Hardback)
  • ISBN978-3-0365-0895-5 (PDF)

This book is a reprint of the Special Issue Plant Biodiversity and Genetic Resources that was published in

Biology & Life Sciences
Environmental & Earth Sciences
The papers included in this Special Issue address a variety of important aspects of plant biodiversity and genetic resources, including definitions, descriptions, and illustrations of different components and their value for food and nutrition security, breeding, and environmental services. Furthermore, comprehensive information is provided regarding conservation approaches and techniques for plant genetic resources, policy aspects, and results of biological, genetic, morphological, economic, social, and breeding-related research activities. The complexity and vulnerability of (plant) biodiversity and its inherent genetic resources, as an integral part of the contextual ecosystem and the human web of life, are clearly demonstrated in this Special Issue, and for several encountered problems and constraints, possible approaches or solutions are presented to overcome these.
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climate change; combined drought and heat stress; drought; heat; landraces; maize; Rhododendron; conservation strategies; genetic differentiation; gene flow; populations contraction; AFLP; genetic diversity; invasive; Poaceae; population genetics; range expansion; genebanks; forage germplasm; grasses; legumes; seed storage; conservation; seed longevity; seed germination; monitoring; regeneration; pea landraces; Amorgos; Schinoussa; DNA Barcoding; ISSR genotyping; HRM analysis; powdery mildew; ex situ conservation; germination; longevity; plant genetic resources; seed storage; agrobiodiversity; genebank; genebank management; plant genetic resources; seed physiology; seed quality management; Carthamus tinctorius; genotyping by sequencing; germplasm characterization; GWAS; oilseed crop; genetic diversity; DArT markers; macadamia; dendrogram; principal coordinate analysis; population structure; population genetics; wild species; malnutrition; food security; vegetables; genetic resources; ex situ conservation; home gardens; community seedbanks; variety introduction; vegetable breeding; high-throughput phenotyping; statistical modelling; phenotypic breeding; genomic selection; genetic resources; Solanum chacoense; stress tolerance; Brassica oleracea; conservation; diversity; genebank; plant genetic resources; SNP; atolls; leafy vegetables; non-communicable diseases (NCD); nutrition security; mineral nutrients; natural biofortification; crop wild relatives; biological features; conservation; use; local; national and global efforts; policy; genetic diversity; gene donors; pre-breeding; breeding; cross-sectoral collaboration; climate change; conservation; crop wild relatives (CWR); drylands; Kitui county; wild food plants; Cyprus; domestication; microsatellites; Vitis vinifera subsp. sativa; Vitis vinifera subsp. Sylvestris; Fraxinus spp.; manna; local varieties nSSR; cpSSR; cytometry; morphological traits; documentation; genebank; plant genetic resources; agricultural biodiversity; wheat; genome-wide association studies; association mapping; SNP; stripe rust; anti-inflammatory activity; antioxidants; catechin; domestication; Erodium crassifolium; underutilized species; agro-biodiversity; breeding; centres of origin; conservation; crop wild relatives; domestication; geographic distribution; phylogenetic diversity; useful plants; Vavilov centres; genetic resources; plant breeding; climate change adaptation; genebanks; policy; developing countries; Punica protopunica Balf.; Punica granatum L.; Punica genera; Lythraceae; nitrogen fixation; symbiosis; bean; landrace; PPB; participatory breeding; climate resilient; Honduras; banana; crop wild relatives; ex situ conservation; desiccation tolerance; Musa; Papua New Guinea; plant genetic resources; seed conservation; seed storage behaviour; crop diversity; drought tolerance; genetic approaches; neglected and underutilized species; plant genetic resources for food and agriculture; genebanks; access and benefit sharing; multilateral system; CGIAR; wild food plants; food security; nutrition data; multi-sectoral collaboration; policy; conservation; crop wild relatives; payment for ecosystem services; payment for environmental services; agrobiodiversity conservation; climate change; agricultural adaptation; clonal crops; collection management; cryobiotechnology; cryopreservation; field collections; field maintenance; germplasm storage; in vitro conservation; recalcitrant seeds; genetic erosion; agrobiodiversity; crop wild relatives; ex situ and in situ conservation; plant breeding; diversification; climate change; sustainability; food and nutrition security; policy; CGIAR; crop genetic resources; diagnostics; germplasm; crop breeding; pathogen; pest; Plant Treaty; phytosanitary regulations; transboundary pests; invasive species; prevention; quarantine; seed; seed health; virus indexing