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Gayle M. Volk and Christopher M. Richards

recognized ( Zhao et al., 2010 ). This workshop on the “Horticultural Value of Wild Plant Genetic Resources” was held at the 2010 American Society for Horticultural Science Annual Conference in Palm Desert, CA, and was organized by the Genetics and Germplasm

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David E. Zaurov, Sasha W. Eisenman, Timothy Ford, Sergei Khokhlov, Sovetbek Kenjebaev, Kaiyrkul T. Shalpykov, and C. Reed Funk

1 ) and extensive germplasm holdings of institutions across the former USSR are described. It is the aim of this review to highlight the great genetic diversity that is available and to bring increased attention to the valuable genetic resources that

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David E. Zaurov, Thomas J. Molnar, Sasha W. Eisenman, Timothy M. Ford, Ravza F. Mavlyanova, John M. Capik, C. Reed Funk, and Joseph C. Goffreda

, because germplasm from Central Asia can be used to improve many aspects of apricot culture, as shown in the work of Ledbetter (2009) and Ledbetter et al. (2006) regarding sugar profiles of the fruit. More extensive use of these genetic resources could

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Nader R. Abdelsalam, Rehab M. Awad, Hayssam M. Ali, Mohamed Z.M. Salem, Kamal F. Abdellatif, and Mohamed S. Elshikh

. (2018) has been performed. To better conserve and use genetic resources, characterization designs of morphological variability within the collections and selection of the most significant variables should be performed carefully ( Giraldo et al., 2010

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Yan Liu, Hailin Guo, Yi Wang, Jingang Shi, Dandan Li, Zhiyong Wang, and Jianxiu Liu

distributed in southern China. However, there is limited information on the characterization of these germplasm resources. Xie (2004) collected three natural populations from Guangzhou in China and analyzed their genetic diversity by random amplified

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Gayle M. Volk and Christopher M. Richards

USDA's National Plant Germplasm System (NPGS) maintains the world's largest living collection of plant genetic resources. The NPGS is tasked with acquiring, preserving, characterizing, and distributing the over 450,000 accessions. Major components

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Weisheng Liu, Dongcheng Liu, Aimin Zhang, Chenjing Feng, Jianmin Yang, Jaeho Yoon, and Shaohua Li

, 2002 ). Using diverse plum resources to broaden the genetic base of worldwide plum cultivars and improving local plum cultivars for development of plum industry in China are important objectives for plum breeders. As an origin center of Chinese plum

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Loretta Bacchetta, Maria Aramini, Claudia Bernardini, and Eddo Rugini

GEN RES 068 Safenut EU program covering the characterization, conservation, and utilization of genetic resources. Materials and Methods Development of the hazelnut-specific medium. Prunus dulcis was chosen as the reference species

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Joanne A. Labate

classified into one cultivated and 12 wild species ( Peralta et al., 2008 ). The USDA, Agricultural Research Service (ARS), Plant Genetic Resources Unit (PGRU) conserves 6610 tomato accessions in the form of publicly available seed stocks (USDA, ARS, 2021a

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Gayle M. Volk and Christopher M. Richards

Wild plant genetic resources within genebanks provide researchers with access to valuable genotypic and phenotypic diversity. In particular, crop wild relatives are emerging as very important genetic resources that provide breeders and geneticists