© 1999

Genetic Resources of Mediterranean Pasture and Forage Legumes

  • Sarita Jane Bennett
  • P. S. Cocks

Part of the Current Plant Science and Biotechnology in Agriculture book series (PSBA, volume 33)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages N1-8
  2. Robert Reid, Sarita Jane Bennett
    Pages 32-40
  3. Nigel Maxted
    Pages 53-66
  4. Larry D. Robertson, Mustapha Bounejmate
    Pages 67-77
  5. D. R. Marshall, A. H. D. Brown
    Pages 78-89
  6. J. G. Howieson
    Pages 96-106
  7. Pier Paolo Roggero, Claudio Porqueddu
    Pages 107-119
  8. S. K. Baker, R. A. Dynes
    Pages 120-131
  9. G. C. Auricht, J. M. Prosperi, R. Snowball, S. J. Hughes
    Pages 141-149
  10. M. Bounejmate, G. Gintzburger, S. Christiansen, L. D. Robertson, A. Abd El Moneim, J. Konopka
    Pages 163-170
  11. Katherine Woodgate, Nigel Maxted, Sarita Jane Bennett
    Pages 182-226

About this book


Genetic Resources of Mediterranean Pasture and Forage Legumes is a comprehensive review of grassland improvement in Mediterranean areas using legume species. The book includes a detailed account of the processes involved in understanding the ecology of legumes and their collection in the Mediterranean, through to their preliminary evaluation and storage at various Genetic Resource Centres. A generic conspectus and key to the forage legumes of the Mediterranean basin is also included. These proceedings are truly international with examples on the collection and use of Mediterranean genetic resources being illustrated by Genetic Resource Centres in Australia, Cyprus, France, Greece, Syria, Turkey and Tunisia. Current important issues such as the sustainability of Mediterranean grasslands, the risk of genetic erosion and the principles of population genetics employed during a collecting mission are discussed.
The book will be of value to researchers working in the fields of grassland and rangeland improvement, Mediterranean farming systems, genetic resources, and pasture and forage ecology.


Erosion conservation ecology genetics sustainability

Editors and affiliations

  • Sarita Jane Bennett
    • 1
  • P. S. Cocks
    • 2
  1. 1.Co-operative Research Centre for Legumes in Mediterranean Agriculture (CLIMA)University of Western AustraliaNedlandsAustralia
  2. 2.Faculty of AgricultureUniversity of Western AustraliaNedlandsAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Genetic Resources of Mediterranean Pasture and Forage Legumes
  • Editors Sarita Jane Bennett
    P.S. Cocks
  • Series Title Current Plant Science and Biotechnology in Agriculture
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-7923-5522-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-010-6007-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-011-4776-7
  • Series ISSN 0924-1949
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages , 245
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Agriculture
    Plant Ecology
    Plant Sciences
    Nature Conservation
    Human Genetics
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