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  • n. Plural form of landrace.


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  • The region is rich in so-called 'landraces' - traditional varieties of drought-resistant crops which small scale farmers could take advantage of rather than the hybrid varieties that are being promoted, agricultural experts say.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • "As one way to respond to this variability, they have been able to develop a variety of landraces [the technical term for varieties of basic crops that are made to adapt to different weather and climate conditions, dry years, wet years and more]."

    Sanjay Khanna: Nature, Culture and Climate Change

  • Recent genetic studies revealed that the earliest known landraces of the European potato contain both Andean and Chilean molecular markers.

    May 15th, 2007

  • These findings may change current breeding programs which focus solely on the Andean landraces and not the Chilean landraces, according to scientists at the University of Wisconsin.

    May 15th, 2007

  • While in the traditional areas emmer growing has never been abundoned and landraces have been maintained, in the new areas emmer varieties are imported either from the traditional areas or from recent plant breeding programs.


  • Selective breeding of medicinal plants may follow several lines, including: random selection in populations; landraces with specific chemical characteristics; selection of clones; and hybridization.

    1. The global background

  • Heterosis and combining ability among African pearl millet landraces.

    Chapter 28

  • Its wide, untapped genetic variability found in landraces and its wild an weedy relatives lend tremendous genetic wealth to increase its productivity in these more sustainable systems.

    Chapter 27

  • There are no formal cultivars as such, but there are a number of recognized landraces, mainly based on the speed of maturity.

    3. Fonio (Acha)

  • Many of the world's wild plants (as well as most traditional landraces) are sensitive to the length of day.

    5. Pearl Millet: Subsistence Types


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