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Rediscovery of Landraces as a Resource for the Future

In recent years, all over the world, the attention paid to local and traditional productions is growing, especially in the agro-food sector. Maybe, it is not only due to the impact of globalization and the social and economic changes but also due to the increased consideration to health and nutritional aspects of food. Hence, for economic, social, historical, and nutritional reasons, this trend has led to the rediscovery and reuse of landraces of many different crops, responding to requests for more and more demanding market. This volume collects examples of local crops and old landraces of different areas of the planet that testify the extreme importance of the relation existing among a land, the local productions, the historical traditions, the conservation of biodiversity, the health benefits, the environmental impact and the local economies, also including the significance to dedicate resources to scientific researches in local crops.

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Rediscovery of Landraces as a Resource for the FutureEdited by Oscar Grillo

Published: September 12th 2018

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.69576

ISBN: 978-1-78923-725-2

Print ISBN: 978-1-78923-724-5

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83881-396-3

Copyright year: 2018

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6818 Total Chapter Downloads

12 Crossref Citations

12 Web of Science Citations

27 Dimensions Citations


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1. Landraces and Crop Genetic Improvement

By Musibau A. Azeez, Amos O. Adubi and Felicia A. Durodola


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2. Phenolic Fingerprinting and Glumes Image Analysis as an Effective Approach for Durum Wheat Landraces Identification

By Oscar Grillo, Marisol Lo Bianco, Sebastiano Blangiforti, Laura Siracusa, Gianfranco Venora and Giuseppe Ruberto


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3. Rice Biodiversity in Cold Hill Zones of Kashmir Himalayas and Conservation of Its Landraces

By Amjad M. Husaini and Sofi NR


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4. Morpho-Agronomic Variation among Phaseolus vulgaris Landraces: A Review

By Nontuthuko R. Ntuli


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5. Agronomic Performance, Nutritional Phenotyping and Trait Associations of Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus) Genotypes in South Africa

By Abe Shegro Gerrano


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6. Genetic Potential and Usefulness of Native Maize Populations in Developing Novel Germplasm for Current and Upcoming Goals

By Froylan Rincon-Sanchez and Norma A. Ruiz-Torres


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7. Lessons from Common Bean on How Wild Relatives and Landraces Can Make Tropical Crops More Resistant to Climate Change

By Andrés J. Cortés and Matthew W. Blair


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8. Critical Aspects on the Use of Microsatellite Markers for Assessing Genetic Identity of Crop Plant Varieties and Authenticity of their Food Derivatives

By Fabio Palumbo and Gianni Barcaccia


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9. Wild Soybeans: An Opportunistic Resource for Soybean Improvement

By Muhammad Amjad Nawaz, Seung Hwan Yang and Gyuhwa Chung


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10. Genetic Variation of Landraces of Common Bean Varying for Seed Coat Glossiness and Disease Resistance: Valuable Resources for Conservation and Breeding

By Enéas Ricardo Konzen and Siu Mui Tsai


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