Genetic Resources of Mediterranean Pasture and Forage Legumes

Genetic Resources of Mediterranean Pasture and Forage Legumes

by Sarita Bennett
     
 

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Genetic Resources of Mediterranean Pasture and Forage Legumes is a comprehensive review of grassland improvement in Mediterranean areas using legume species. The book includes a detailed account of the processes involved in understanding the ecology of legumes and their collection in the Mediterranean, through to their preliminary evaluation and storage at

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Genetic Resources of Mediterranean Pasture and Forage Legumes is a comprehensive review of grassland improvement in Mediterranean areas using legume species. The book includes a detailed account of the processes involved in understanding the ecology of legumes and their collection in the Mediterranean, through to their preliminary evaluation and storage at various Genetic Resource Centres. A generic conspectus and key to the forage legumes of the Mediterranean basin is also included. These proceedings are truly international with examples on the collection and use of Mediterranean genetic resources being illustrated by Genetic Resource Centres in Australia, Cyprus, France, Greece, Syria, Turkey and Tunisia. Current important issues such as the sustainability of Mediterranean grasslands, the risk of genetic erosion and the principles of population genetics employed during a collecting mission are discussed.
The book will be of value to researchers working in the fields of grassland and rangeland improvement, Mediterranean farming systems, genetic resources, and pasture and forage ecology.

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The great distance between Western Australia and the Mediterranean probably explains why so few of the contributors are from the region being considered. The 20 papers explore such topics as reproductive strategies and genetic structures of wild and naturalized legume populations, the need to collect new pasture and forage species, evaluating feeding value, the influence of storage conditions on seed viability, the plant genetic resources program in Turkey, political dimensions of collecting plant genetic resources for food and agriculture, the current status and perspectives of conserving and utilizing agricultural diversity in Greece, and observations on the distribution and ecology of annual species in northern Tunisia. Only legume species are indexed. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780792355229
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands
Publication date:
01/28/1999
Series:
Current Plant Science and Biotechnology in Agriculture Series, #33
Edition description:
1999
Pages:
245
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)

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