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- Peter-Schmid, Madlaina K. I.; Kölliker, Roland; Boller, Beat
- Euphytica 2008 v.164 no.1 pp. 239-253
- Festuca pratensis; Lolium multiflorum; forage grasses; permanent grasslands; germplasm conservation; habitats; ecotypes; phenotypic variation; plant genetic resources; plant morphology; cultivars; gene flow; introgression; Switzerland
- ... European natural and semi-natural grassland form reservoirs of genetic resources containing highly adapted and variable ecotype populations of forage plants. Variation within these reservoirs is stimulated by variation in natural and anthropogenic site-related factors. Changes in agricultural practices lead to the loss of many characteristic habitats. In order to preserve resources for breeding, t ...