Genetic diversity in local cultivars of garden pea (Pisum sativum L.) conserved ‘on farm’ and in historical collections

@article{Hagenblad2013GeneticDI,
  title={Genetic diversity in local cultivars of garden pea (Pisum sativum L.) conserved ‘on farm’ and in historical collections},
  author={Jenny Hagenblad and Erik Bostr{\"o}m and Lena Nyg{\aa}rds and Matti W. Leino},
  journal={Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution},
  year={2013},
  volume={61},
  pages={413-422}
}
During a national Swedish collection mission of vegetable varieties conserved ‘on farm’ more than 70 pea accessions were obtained, many of which had been grown locally for more than 100 years. In spite of a likely origin in the multitude of obsolete commercial pea varieties available on the Swedish seed market in the nineteenth century, the rediscovered local cultivars have lost their original names and cultivar identity while being maintained ‘on farm’. To analyze genetic diversity in the… CONTINUE READING