Landrace

Topic:

Genetic resources

Definition:

“The review of the defining characteristics of landraces clearly illustrates that certain characteristics are associated with landraces, and these are historical origin, high local genetic adaptation, recognizable identity, genetic diversity, lack of formal genetic improvement and association with traditional farming systems. These six characteristics are, however, not absolute and cannot all be applied consistently to define a landrace in all crop/agroecosystem situations.”

References

Villa, T.C.C., Maxted, N., Scholten, M., Ford-Lloyd, B., 2005. Defining and identifying crop landraces. Plant Genet. Resour. 3, 373–384. https://doi.org/10.1079/PGR200591

Last Updated:

Nov. 2020
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