„Exploration of Balkan biodiversity of capsicum spp. to extract biotic stress resistant germplasm”

Karov, Ilija (2010) „Exploration of Balkan biodiversity of capsicum spp. to extract biotic stress resistant germplasm”. [Project] (In Press)

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Abstract

Pepper (Capsicum annuum var. annuum L.) is one of the most important Solanaceous crops for the Balkan region. The Balkan region, due to its unique climate conditions for vegetable production was listed as second center for pepper production. The local population produces indigenous varieties of peppers with specific characteristics in shape, colour, taste and biological value. The commercial varieties are grown on large areas. Although the old indigenous varieties are not within attention of the sort maintenance selection, they are preserved in limited area and represent valuable genetic resources. One of the most important problems affecting pepper production on the Balkan peninsula is the occurrence of common pathogens causing severe diseases and epidemics resulting in reduced and compromised yield. This region is also characterized with endemic pathogen strains and races on pepper and other vegetables. The strategic objective of the project is: to collect, describe and explore the excising Capsicum biodiversity in the Balkan countries involved in the project (Albania, Bulgaria, FYR Macedonia, Greece and Serbia) referring to their characteristics including their resistance to pathogens, widely spread and economically important for this crop in the region; to create basic collection of local accessions and the respective database for more detailed and profound future collaborative investigations and breeding programs; to update knowledge about the most economically important and emerging pathogens on Capsicum in the Balkan region and to form pathogen collection; to develop database, concerning the pepper pathogen occurrence in the mentioned regions; to identify areas at differing pathogen risk in the involved Balkan countries; to define risks related to introduction of new pathogen biotypes by trading. The generated data, knowledge and collections will serve as a solid basis for effective preservation, management and exploitation of Balkan pepper germplasm resources.

Item Type: Project
Subjects: Agricultural Sciences > Agriculture, forestry, and fisheries
Divisions: Faculty of Agriculture
Depositing User: Marijana Kroteva
Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2012 13:34
Last Modified: 03 Dec 2012 13:34
URI: http://eprints.ugd.edu.mk/id/eprint/2159

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