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Crop Wild Relative newsletter, Issue 8

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Date: 04/06/2012

Introduction:

The newsletter Crop wild relative was initiated by the EC-funded PGR Forum project and later adopted as the newsletter of the Crop Wild Relative Specialist Group (CWRSG) of the IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC). Issue 8 is the first of three issues to be published in the context of the PGR Secure project (full title: Novel characterization of crop wild relative and landrace resources as a basis for improved crop breeding). The project focuses on ensuring that the genetic diversity inherent in crop wild relative (CWR) and landrace (LR) populations and which is important for crop improvement – particularly to adapt crops to grow in our changing climate – is conserved and available for use by plant breeders. The April 2012

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