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dc.contributorAmri, Ahmeden_US
dc.contributorMaxted, Nigelen_US
dc.creatorShehadeh, Alien_US
dc.identifier.citationAli Shehadeh, Ahmed Amri, Nigel Maxted. (28/10/2014). Ecogeographic survey and gap analysis of Lathyrus L. species. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution, 60 (7), pp. 2101-2113.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe genetic diversity of the genus Lathyrus is of significant importance, particularly for its role in sustaining the livelihoods of local communities living under very harsh conditions and its potential to adapt to climate change. Grasspea (L. sativus) is the most widely used species and to a lesser extent L. cicera and L. ochrus, each is used for animal feed in many parts of the world and food in poorer regions, but human over-consumption of the seeds can lead to lathyrism, a disease caused by neurotoxins. This study has added substantial information and accuracy to the existing global Lathyrus database by combining diverse datasets and by adding information of major herbaria from Europe. This global Lathyrus database, available at ICARDA, was used to conduct gap analysis to guide future collecting missions and in situ conservation efforts for highest priority species originating from the Mediterranean Basin, and Caucasus, Central and West Asia region. The results showed the highest concentration of Lathyrus priority species are found in the Fertile Crescent countries, France, Italy and Greece. The area either side of the Lebanese/Syrian border near Tel Kalakh, Syria was identified as the hotspot and the overall priority location for establishing the first in situ genetic reserve. The gap analysis for ex situ conservation shows that only six species (representing 16.6 %) of the 36 priority species are adequately sampled. Only L. cicera has already been well sampled among the closely related species to cultivated species L. sativus, indicating further collecting of L. amphicarpos, L. belinensis, L. chrysanthus, L. hirticarpus, L. hirsutus and L. marmoratus is required. In addition, six secondary priority Lathyrus species have no ex situ collections (L. lentiformis, L. lycicus, L. phaselitanus, L. trachycarpus, L. tremolsianus and L. undulatus) and also require targeted collecting.en_US
dc.publisherSpringer Verlag (Germany)en_US
dc.sourceGenetic Resources and Crop Evolution;60,(2014) Pagination 2101,2113en_US
dc.subjectin situ conservationen_US
dc.subjectecogeographic analysisen_US
dc.subjectex situ conservationen_US
dc.subjectgap analysisen_US
dc.subjectmediterranean basinen_US
dc.subjectcentral and west asiaen_US
dc.titleEcogeographic survey and gap analysis of Lathyrus L. speciesen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
cg.creator.idShehadeh, Ali: 0000-0002-6480-5567en_US
cg.creator.idAmri, Ahmed: 0000-0003-0997-0276en_US
cg.contributor.centerInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.contributor.centerBirmingham City University - BCUen_US
cg.contributor.crpCGIAR Research Program on Grain Legumes - GLen_US
cg.contributor.funderInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.contributor.projectCommunication and Documentation Information Services (CODIS)en_US
cg.contributor.project-lead-instituteInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.coverage.regionSouthern Europeen_US
cg.coverage.regionWestern Asiaen_US
cg.coverage.regionEastern Europeen_US
cg.coverage.regionWestern Europeen_US
dc.identifier.statusOpen accessen_US

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