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Research Concerning the Conservation of Genetic Diversity of Parsley (Petroselinum Crispum MILL.)

By Aurel MAXIM, Mignon ŞANDOR, Mihai JIDAVU, Rodica SIMA, Cristina LUCIAN, Adriana OPINCARIU, Ovidiu MAXIM, Alin LUCACI and Veronica BOLBOACA

Abstract

The preservation of the genetic variability at the crop plants is an important premise for a long durable agriculture. Romania still has an important genetic diversity at the crop plants. Unfortunately in Romania the risk of this diversity disappearance is very big due to the age of the seeds producers and the big surface of unused land. During 2007-2009, at University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine (USAMV) from Cluj-Napoca a series of actions for collecting vegetable seeds, for description from agronomical, biological and biochemical point of view of authentic local varieties, for producing and preserving seeds in the Gene Bank of Suceava have been undertaken. Investigations were made in 26 counties of the country but the experimental fields were placed at USAMV Cluj-Napoca. In this work paper are briefly presented the main characteristics of the local varieties of parsley (Petroselinum crispum, subsp. crispum). Among the 64 studied cultivars, 54 (85.7%) proved to be local varieties and among these 5.5% are used for leaves, 20.4% for roots and 74.1% have mixt destinations

Topics: : agrobiodiversity; bioconservation; vegetables; parsley; seeds; bank of genes
Publisher: 'AcademicPres (EAP) Publishing House'
Year: 2010
DOI identifier: 10.15835/buasvmcn-agr:4195
OAI identifier: oai:ojs.journals.usamvcluj.ro:article/4195

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