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Communications at congresses:
The role of the Plant Germplasm Bank-UPM (Technical University of Madrid) to the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation and global targets for 2010
Year:2009
Research Areas
  • Botany
Information
Abstract
Three objectives of the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation are related to ex situ conservation: first, the development of protocols for plant conservation and sustainable use, based on research and practical experience (objective III); second, 60% of threatened plant species should be stored in accessible ex situ collections, preferably in the country of origin (objective VIII); and 70% of the genetic diversity of crops and other socioeconomically valuable species should be conserved (objective IX). The Plant Germplasm Bank of the Technical University of Madrid (UPM) is an ex situ facility that, for the last forty years, has been devoted to the conservation of threaten Iberian flora and wild species of Brassicaceae, an important crop family in the Mediterranean basin. The main objective of this facility is the long-term conservation of plant germplasm but also to ensure the availability of the material to be used in conservation programs or research. The viability of samples of 14 Vulnerable (VU) Spanish species was evaluated after 32-34 years of storage; final germination percentages ranged from 90% to 55%. Currently, the Plant Germplasm Bank-UPM stores 23.7% of the threatened Spanish flora (objectives III and VIII). Besides, 1027 taxa of wild Brassicaceae are preserved (objective IX).
International
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Congress
II European Congress of conservation Biology 'Conservation Biology and beyond: from science to practice'
960
Place
Praga, República Checa
Reviewers
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ISBN/ISSN
978-80-213-1916-5
Start Date
01/09/2009
End Date
05/09/2009
From page
18
To page
19
II European Congress of conservation Biology 'Conservation Biology and beyond: from science to practice'
Participants
  • Autor: David Draper Munt (UPM)
  • Autor: Juan Bautista Martinez Laborde (UPM)
  • Autor: Felix Perez Garcia (UPM)
  • Autor: M. Elena Gonzalez Benito (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Biodiversidad y conservación de recursos fitogenéticos
  • Departamento: Biología Vegetal
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