Old Germplasm for New Needs

Managing Crop Genetic Resources

Edited by
August 2022
198 pages
  • ISBN978-3-0365-5202-6 (Hardback)
  • ISBN978-3-0365-5201-9 (PDF)

This book is a reprint of the Special Issue Old Germplasm for New Needs: Managing Crop Genetic Resources that was published in

Biology & Life Sciences
Chemistry & Materials Science
Environmental & Earth Sciences

The impacts of climate change on crop production are already a reality in Europe and across the rest of the world. In order to mitigate these impacts, access to unexploited genetic crop diversity for the production of new varieties that can thrive in more extreme environmental conditions is of prime importance. Herein, genetic diversity should provide the raw materials for breeding and plant improvements. Despite the vast pool of resources that exist, much of the germplasm richness found in gene banks is poorly documented. To overcome the barriers between germplasm conservation and use, a complete evaluation is necessary to determine the useful diversity they contain.This Special Issue focuses on “Old Germplasm for New Needs: Managing Crop Genetic Resources”. We gathered novel research, reviews, and opinion pieces covering all related topics, including germplasm evaluation, crop genetics and improvements, novel crops, phenotyping, physiological responses of inbred lines, management solutions, modeling, case studies from the field, and policy positions.

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aromatic rice; local variety; gelatinization temperature; badh2-E7 allele; population structure; Criollo cacao; microsatellites; genetic purity; Central America; Axiom 35K Wheat Breeders array; genetic diversity; population structure; wheat genotyping; Solanum lycopersicum; agro-biodiversity; crops; breeding; DNA markers; genetic diversity; black soybean; green cotyledon; anthocyanin; chlorophyll; Lactuca sativa L.; crisphead; oak-leaf; root system architecture; tipburn; nutritional imbalance; genetic diversity; breeding lines; landraces; phenotypic traits; molecular markers; almond descriptors; conservation; endangered cultivars; fruit quality; genetic resources; Prunus dulcis; MTSI; multi-environment; soybean; seed compositions; WAASB; barley; genetic diversity; germplasm; Hordeum vulgare; landrace; DArTseq; population structure; anthocyanins; black carrot; bolting; flavonoids; glasshouse cultivation; landraces; leaf; nutrient analysis; taproot; n/a