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Landraces - Traditional Variety and Natural Breed

Amr Elkelish

Suez Canal University

Dr. Elkelish is a professional AS trainer from IBCT, a member of the Egyptian Society for Environmental Sciences and Egyptian society of natural toxins. During his doctorate studies at the Technical University of Munich, he worked closely with the Institute of Biochemical Plant Pathology (BIOP) at Helmholtz Zentrum München research center.

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Conservation Genetics Genetic Polymorphism Diversity Biology Local Adaptation Conservation Microbial Diversity Disease Tolerance Plants Animals Future Food Security Food Supplies

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Landraces are a gene pool repository that improves biodiversity, conserves sustainably and stabilizes the ecosystem to be operational. A landrace is a group of domesticated animal and farm plant species, adapted over a long period to its local natural environment. Farmers and vegetable growers have been able to save seeds from their planting every year for the following year. The seeds come from selected plants that were ideally suited for local conditions. So, several varieties with different characteristics were produced over generations of breeding. The benefit of this seed-saving approach was that it maintained genetically diverse crops which were particularly suitable for local growth and resistant to local diseases. Today they are a valuable genetic tool for such future generations. The loss in crop genetic diversity creates a threat to food safety in the future, especially as the people rise. There is also an immediate need to preserve as many landraces that are open to potential crop breeding programs to ensure their genetic diversity is not lost. These conventional varieties have been stopped by many farmers. Identify which remains and preserve them as a potential resource is necessary.

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Amr Elkelish

Suez Canal University

Dr Amr Elkelish is an Assistant professor of Molecular Plant Physiology in the Botany Department of the Faculty of Science at Suez Canal University, Egypt. He received his BSc and MSc from Suez Canal University, and his PhD degree in Plant Physiology and Molecular Biology from Technical University of Munich, Germany. Afterwards, Amr joined the Friedrich-Schiller University of Jena, as a Visiting Research Fellow. His research focuses on plant physiology, molecular biology, molecular physiology, plant-microbe interaction, and bioinformatics. He has authored several international journal articles and book chapters and participated at more than 20 conferences and workshops worldwide. Amr is currently involved in several local and EU research projects on the application of endophytes in biotic and abiotic stress tolerance.

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