Germplasm Collection Gaps and Species Richness of Wild Relatives of Important Root, Tuber and Banana Crops.
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Castañeda-Álvarez, Nora P; Khoury, Colin K; Sosa, Chrystian C; Achicanoy, Harold A; Bernau, Vivian. 2014. Germplasm Collection Gaps and Species Richness of Wild Relatives of Important Root, Tuber and Banana Crops.
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The wild relatives of crops represent a major source of valuable traits for crop improvement. These resources are threatened by habitat destruction, land use changes, and other factors, requiring their urgent collection and long-term availability for research and breeding from ex situ collections. We propose a method to identify gaps in ex situ collections (i.e. gap analysis) of crop wild relatives as a means to guide efficient and effective collecting activities.
Related reference: http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0013497
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