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Estimating genetic erosion in landraces — two case studies
SummaryThe 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. The number ofExpand
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Quantitative trait loci influencing free-threshing habit in tetraploid wheats
In this study we report the identification and location of Quantitative Trait Loci (QTL) associated with free-threshing character in a set of Recombinant Inbred (RI) lines, derived from a crossExpand
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Genetic diversity and intra-specific phylogeny of Triticum turgidum L. subsp. dicoccon (Schrank) Thell. revealed by RFLPs and SSRs
Today, emmer wheat, T. turgidum subsp. dicoccon, widely grown in the past is a candidate crop for sustainable agriculture in Italy. As part of a research project aimed at the enhanced use of theExpand
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Genetic variation in wild and cultivated artichoke revealedby RAPD markers
Determination of intraspecific genetic diversity is an important first step for the utilization of genetic resources and canprovide useful information on crop evolution. A living collection ofExpand
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Carosello and the taxonomy ofCucumis melo L. especially of its vegetable races
SummaryCarosello, a local vegetable from South Italy, is used in the same way asCucumis sativus but, in fact, it is a vegetable race ofCucumis melo. In the light of this local vegetable race which isExpand
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Variation of seed characters in selectedVicia species
SummaryThe variability of 19 seed characters has been examined for 52 species of the genusVicia. Seed circumference, relative hilum length, hilum shape and lens position could be confirmed as theExpand
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A check-list of the cultivated plants of the Ghāt oases
SummaryThe Ghāt oases are rich in plant genetic resources. During a mission in 1983 cultivated plants of this area have been studied and altogether 57 accessions of land-races collected. CompilingExpand
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Characterization of grass pea (Lathyrus sativus L.) entries by means of agronomically useful traits
Introduction Grass pea or chickling pea (Lathyrus sativus L.) is a diploid (2n=14), self-pollinated annual with branched, straggling, or climbing habit, blue (sometimes violet or white) flowers andExpand
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Collection of land-races of cultivated plants in South Italy 1981
SummaryIn continuation of two collecting missions in 1980 a further mission has been carried out to South Italy jointly by staff members of the Istituto del Germoplasma, Bari, and the ZentralinstitutExpand
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