Germplasm: Characteristics, Diversity and Preservation

Melanie Walton (Editor)

Series: Genetics – Research and Issues, Plant Science Research and Practices
BISAC: SCI029000

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The need for germplasm banks that safeguard the vegetable genetic resources is more than justified by the genetic erosion aggravated in the last few decades, not only in the cultivars, but also in traditional landraces and wild relatives. Topics discussed in this book include the germplasm of melons, woodland grapes, sweet and sour cherries, soybean, and an alternative tool for the germplasm conservation in wild mammals. (Imprint: Novinka)

Preface

Chapter 1. Melon Germplasm Characteristics, Diversity, Preservation and Uses
Mallor C. and Díaz A. (Centro de Investigación y Tecnología Agroalimentaria de Aragón (CITA), Avenida de Montañana, Zaragoza, Spain)

Chapter 2. Preservation and Characterization of Woodland Grape (Vitis vinifera ssp. sylvestris GMEL.) Genotypes of the Szigetköz, Hungary
Gizella Jahnke, Zóra Annamária Nagy, Gábor Koltai, Edit Hajdu, and János Májer (National Agricultural Research and Innovation Centre, Research Institute for Viticulture and Enology, Research Station of Badacsony, Badacsonytomaj, Hungary, and others)

Chapter 3. A Mini Review on Morphological and Genetic Diversity of Sweet (Prunus avium L.) and Sour Cherry (Prunus cerasus L.) Cultivars
Ioannis Ganopoulos, Panagiotis Madesis, Filippos A. Aravanopoulos, Athanasios Tsaftaris, Thomas Sotiropoulos, and Konstantinos Kazantzis (Institute of Applied Biosciences, CERTH, Thermi, Thessaloniki, Greece, and others)

Chapter 4. Research on Purple Seed Stain of Soybean: Germplasm Screening and Genetic Resistance
Shuxian Li, Pengyin Chen, Bo Zhang, and Grover Shannon (United States Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service, Crop Genetics Research Unit, Stoneville, MS, USA, and others)

Chapter 5. Somatic and Gonadal Tissue Cryopreservation – An Alternative Tool for The Germplasm Conservation in Wild Mammals
Alexsandra Fernandes Pereira, Alexandre Rodrigues Silva, Gabriela Liberalino Lima, and Andréia Maria da Silva (Laboratory of Animal Germplasm Conservation, Federal Rural University of Semi-Arid, Mossoró, RN, Brazil)

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