Descriptors for juta (Corchorus olitorius L.)
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Loumerem, M.; Alercia, A. (2016) Descriptors for juta (Corchorus olitorius L.). Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution 63 . p. 1103-1111. ISSN: 1573-5109
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Detailed information about genetic differences among individuals or groups of accessions can be helpful for management and utilization of germplasm collections. So, descriptor assist scientists to improve their capacity to describe, store, manage and share information about plant resources, whether stored in genebanks or growing in natural environments. It is also an important tool to enable information sharing for crops, facilitate the international exchange and use of plant resources, uniformity in data description. Provide an international format and a universally understood language for plant genetic resources data. They are targeted at farmers, curators, breeders and users and facilitate the exchange and use of resources (Rana et al. 1991, Van Hintum in Genet Resour Crop Evol 40:133–136, 1993). This test guideline was developed to apply to all varieties of C. olitorius and C. capsularis. It is an important tool to enable gathering and sharing information about the two cultivated species, C. olitorius and C. capsularis biodiversity. C. olitorius and C. capsularis, are tall, usually annual herbs, reaching a height of 2.4 m. They are used as a major source of natural fibres mainly in Asian and Latin American countries. C. olitorius (jute mallow) is an important green leafy vegetable in many areas. Different parts of C. olitorius are also used in folk medicine (Patel and Datta in Grana Palynol 1:18–24, 1958; Rao in Sydowia 30:164–185, 1977; Sajib et al. in Plant Cell Tissue Organ Cult 95:333–340, 2008).