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Microsatellite analysis of Aegilops tauschii germplasm
The data suggest that a relatively small number ofmicrosatellites can be used to estimate genetic diversity in the germplasm of Ae. Expand
Estimating genetic erosion in landraces — two case studies
The results of collecting missions in Albania in 1941 and 1993 and in South Italy in 1950 and in the eighties allowed a comparison to be made of the material cultivated to prove the high degree of genetic erosion in landraces from different parts of the Mediterranean area. Expand
Farmers’ Perception and Genetic Erosion of Tetraploid Wheats Landraces in Ethiopia
Number of farmers growing landraces of tetraploid wheats drastically decreased in all surveyed areas in the past decades, and the most important initial source of seed of improved wheat varieties is the seed credit from the Ministry of Agriculture which uses a ‘plant now, pay later’ scheme to promote the distribution of improved varieties and fertilizers. Expand
Analysis of Microsatellite Diversity in Ethiopian Tetraploid Wheat Landraces
The extent and patterns of microsatellite diversity in 141 Ethiopian tetraploid wheat landraces consisting of three species Triticum durum Desf., T. dicoccon Schrank and T. turgidum L. were analyzedExpand
Genetic diversity and relationships in Corchorus olitorius (Malvaceae s.l.) inferred from molecular and morphological data
The genetic diversity and relationships in C. olitorius are investigated by analysing populations representing different distribution areas, and a hypothesis on the origin and spread of the species in the pantropics is developed, indicating that this species originally evolved in Africa and dispersal occurred via the Mediterranean–Indian trade routes. Expand
Coevolution of apomixis and genome size within the genus Hypericum
The described scenario for evolution of apomixis in relation to genome size deserves consideration in harnessing of apoms, as it indicates an escape from interspecific sterility and an accumulation of retroelements. Expand
Microsatellite markers – a new tool for distinguishing diploid wheat species
Microsatellite markers are a powerful new tool to support the determination of critical races in diploid wild wheat species and allow the discussion of evolutionary pathways within Triticum. Expand
Eryngium caucasicum Trautv. cultivated as a vegetable in the Elburz Mountains (Northern Iran)
Eryngium caucasicum was found as a new cultivated vegetable plant in home gardens in northern Iran. Young leaves are used as a cooked vegetable and for flavouring in the preparation of several localExpand
The Domestication of Artichoke and Cardoon: From Roman Times to the Genomic Age
Historical, linguistic and artistic records are consistent with genetic and biosystematic data and indicate that the domestication of artichoke and cardoon diverged at different times and in different places. Expand