Castaneda-Alvarez, N.P., Khoury, C.K., Achicanoy, H.A., Bernau, V., Dempewolf, H., Eastwood, R.J., Gurarino, L., Harker, R.H., Javis, A., Maxted, N., Mueller, J.V., Ramirez-Villegas, J., Sosa, C.C., Struik, P.C., Vincent, H. and Toll. J. 2016. Global conservation priorities for crop wild relatives. Nature Plants 2.

Dempewolf, H., Boute, G., Anderson, J., Kilian, B., Smith, C. and Guarino, L. 2017. Past and future use of wild relatives in crop breeding. Crop Science 57: 1070-1082.

Dempewolf, H., Eastwood, R.J., Guarino, L., Khoury, C.K., Muller, J.V. and Toll, J. 2014. Adapting agriculture to climate change: a global initiative to collect, conserve, and use crop wild relatives. Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems 38(4): 369-377 .

Jansky, S. H., Dempewolf, H., Camadro, E. L., Simon, R., Zimnoch-Guzowska, E., Bisognin, D. A. and Bonierbale, M. 2013. A case for crop wild relative preservation and use in potato. Crop Science 53(3): 746-754.

Kantar, M.B., Sosa, C.C., Khoury, C.K., Castañeda-Álvarez, N.P., Achicanoy, H.A., Bernau, V., Kane, N.C., Marek, L., Seiler, G. and Rieseberg, L.H. 2015. Ecogeography and utility to plant breeding of the crop wild relatives of sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.). Frontiers in Plant Science 6(841) .

Khoury, C.K., Greene, S., Wiersema, J., Maxted, N., Jarvis, A. and Struik, P.C. 2012. An inventory of crop wild relatives of the United States. Crop Science 53(4): 1496-1508 .

Meirman, G.T. 2017. On the use of wild species in recurrent selection for enhancing the adaptability of cultural varieties of alfalfa. Biotechnology, Genetics and Plant Breeding 29-30: 48-51.

Plazas, M., Vilanova, S., Gramazio, P., Rodríguez-Burruezo, A., Fita, A., Herraiz, F.J., Ranil, R., Fonseka, R., Niran, L., Fonseka, H., Kouassi, B., Kouassi, A., Kouassi, A. and Prohens, J. 2015. Interspecific hybridization between eggplant and wild relatives from different genepools. Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science 141(1): 34-44.

Porch, T.G., Beaver, J.S., Debouck, D.G., Jackson, S.A., Kelly, J.D. and Dempewolf, H. 2013. Use of wild relatives and closely related species to adapt common bean to climate change. Agronomy 3(2): 433-461.

Prohens, J., Gramazio, P., Plazas, M., Dempewolf, H., Kilian, B., Díez, M.J., Fita, A., Herraiz, F.J., Rodríguez-Burruezo, A., Soler, S., Knapp, S. and Vilanova, S. 2017. Introgressiomics: a new approach for using crop wild relatives in breeding for adaptation to climate change. Euphytica 213: 158.

Syfert, M.M., Castañeda-Álvarez, N.P., Khoury, C.K., Särkinen, T.; Sosa, C.C., Achicanoy, H.A., Bernau, V., Prohens, J., Daunay, M.C. and Knapp, S. 2016. Crop wild relatives of the brinjal eggplant (Solanum melongena): poorly represented in genebanks and many species at risk of extinction. American Journal of Botany 103(4): 635-651.

Van Wesemael, J., Swennen, R. and Carpentier, S. 2013. A prioritized crop wild relative inventory to help underpin global food security. Biological Conservation 167: 265-275.



del Pozo, A., Ovalle, C., Espinoza, S., Barahona, V., Gerding, M. and Humphries, A. 2017. Water relations and use-efficiency, plant survival and productivity of nine alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.) cultivars in dryland Mediterranean conditions. Journal of Agronomy 84: 16-22.

Espinoza, S. and Barahona, V. 2017. Nueva alternativa para producción de forraje en períodos de escasez alfalfa en condiciones de secano mediterráneo. Ficha Técnica INIA Raihuen Praderas 3.

Galiolla, M., Serik, K., Sakysh, Y., Serik, A. and Saltanat, T. 2017. Results of selection studies of alfalfa based on inbred lines. Agricultural Science and Technology A 7: 309-316.

Ovalle, C., Espinoza, S., Barahona, V., Gerding, M., Humphries, A. and del Pozo, A. 2015. Lucerne and other perennial legumes provide new options for rainfed livestock production in the Mediterranean-climate region of Chile. Ciencia Investigacion Agraria 42: 465−478.

Wang, Y., Yu, L., Li, J., Sun, J. and Xie, J. 2016. Effects of chilling stress on the root characteristics of 5 alfalfa varieties. Acta Agrestia Sinica 1: 101-106.

Yun-tao, W., Jingzhu, L., Lin-qing, Y., Ting, Y. and Zhimin, Y. 2017. The morphology indexes of different alfalfa cultivars in northwest of HeBei Heilongjiang. Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine 8: 175-176, 298-299.


Rahim, M., A.T.M., Mannan, M. and Simon P. 2016. Screening of carrot wild relatives in warm, dry and saline field conditions in respect of roots and seed production. BAU Research Progress.


Berger, J., Abbo, S. and Turner, N.C. 2013. Ecogeography of annual wild Cicer species: The poor state of the world collection. Crop Science 43: 1076–1090.

Von Wettberg, E., Chang, P., Greenspan, A., Dascosta-Calheiros, E., Mamo, B., Moenga, S., Nuzhdin, S.V., Bukun, B., Aydogan, A., Kahraman, A., Penmetsa, R.V. and Cook, D.R. 2018. Ecology and community genomics of an important crop wild relative as a prelude to agricultural innovation. Nature Communications 9(649).

Durum wheat

Meryem Zaïma, Khaoula El Hassounia, Fernanda Gambac, Abdelkarim Filali-Maltoufa, Bouchra Belkadia, Ayed Sourourd, Ahmed Amrib, Miloudi Nachitb, Mouna Taghoutie, Filippo M. Bassib 2017. Wide crosses of durum wheat (Triticum durum Desf.) reveal good disease resistance, yield stability, and industrial quality across Mediterranean sites. Field Crops Research 214: 219–227.


Acquadro, A., Barchi, L., Gramazio, P., Portis, E., Vilanova, S., Comino, C., Plazas, M., Prohens, J. and Lanteri, S. 2017. Coding SNPs analysis highlights genetic relationships and evolution pattern in eggplant complexes. PLoS One 12: 7.

Fita, A., Fioruci, F., Plazas, M., Rodríguez-Burruezo, A. and Prohens, J. 2015. Drought tolerance among accessions of eggplant and related species. Bulletin USAVM Horticulture 72(2).

Gramazio, P., Prohens, J., Borràs, D., Plazas, M., Herraiz, F.J. and Vilanova, S. 2017. Comparison of transcriptome-derived simple sequence repeat (SSR) and single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) markers for genetic fingerprinting, diversity evaluation, and establishment of relationships in eggplants. Euphytica: 213, 264.

Gramazio, P., Prohens, J., Plazas, M., Mangino, G., Herraiz, F.J. and Vilanova, S. 2017. Development and genetic characterization of advanced backcross materials and an introgression line population of Solanum incanum in a S. melongena background. Frontiers in Plant Science 8: 1477.

Kaushik, P., Gramazio, P., Vilanova, S., Raigón, M.D., Prohens, J. and Plazas, M. 2017. Phenolics content, fruit flesh colour and browning in cultivated eggplant, wild relatives and interspecific hybrids and implications for fruit quality breeding. Food Research International 102: 392-401.

Kaushik, P., Prohens, J., Vilanova, S., Gramazio, P. and Plazas, M. 2016. Phenotyping of eggplant wild relatives and interspecific hybrids with conventional and phenomic descriptors provide insight for their potential utilization in breeding. Frontiers in Plant Science 7(677).

Kouassi, B., Prohens, J., Gramazio, P., Kouassi, A.B., Vilanova, S., Galán-Ávila, A., Herraiz, F.J., Kouassi, A., Seguí-Simarro, J.M. and Plazas, M. 2016. Development of backcross generations and new interspecific hybrid combinations for introgression breeding in eggplant (Solanum melongena). Scientia Horticulturae 213: 199-207.

Prohens, J., Mangino, G., Plazas, M., Vilanova, S. and Gramazio, P. 2017. Development of a collection of introgression lines of Solanum incanum, a drought tolerant wild relative, in the genetic background of eggplant. Book of Abstracts of the Joint Congress SEBC-SEBD-SEG: 40-41.

Ranil, R.G.H., Prohens, J., Aubriot, X., Niran, H.M.L., Plazas, M., Fonseka, R.M., Vilanova, S., Fonseka, H.H., Gramazio, P. and Knapp, S. 2017. Solanum insanum L. (subgenus Leptostemonum Bitter, Solanaceae), the neglected wild progenitor of eggplant (S. melongena L.): a review of taxonomy, characteristics and uses aimed at its enhancement for improved eggplant breeding. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution 65(7): 1707–1722.

Taher, D., Solberg, S.Ø., Prohens, J., Chou, Y.Y., Rakha, M. and Wu, T. 2017. World Vegetable Center eggplant collection: origin, composition, seed dissemination and utilization in breeding. Frontiers in Plant Science 8: 1484.

Finger millet

Gupta, S.M., Arora, S., Mirza, N., Pande, A. and Lata, C. 2017. Finger millet: A “certain” crop for an “uncertain” future and a solution to food insecurity and hidden hunger under stressful environments. Frontiers in Plant Science 8.


Gorim, L.Y. and Vandenberg, A. 2017. Evaluation of wild lentil species as genetic resources to improve drought tolerance in cultivated lentil. Frontiers in Plant Science 8: 1129.

Gorim, L.Y. and Vandenberg, A. 2017. Preliminary evaluation of wild lentil species as genetic resources to improve drought tolerance in cultivated lentil. Frontiers in Plant Science 8: 1129.

Gorim, L.Y. and Vandenberg, A. 2017. Root traits, nodulation and root distribution in soil for five wild lentil species and Lens culinaris (Medik.) grown under well-watered conditions. Frontiers in Plant Science 8: 1632.

Gorim, L.Y., Rabani, E.M., Barlow, B., De Silva, D. and Vandenberg, A. 2018. Are artificial media valid for root analysis? A case study comparing root traits of five lentil genotypes in artificial media versus soil. Journal of Soil Science and Plant Health 2: 1.

Yuan, H.Y., Saha, S., Vandenberg, A. and Bett, K.E. 2017. Flowering and growth responses of cultivated lentil and wild Lens germplasm towards the differences in red to far-red ratio and photosynthetically active radiation. Frontiers in Plant Science 8: 386.


Kosterin, O.E. 2016. Prospects of the use of wild relatives for pea breeding. Russian Journal of Genetics, Applied Research 6(3): 233-243.


Khoury, C.K., Castaneda-Alvarez, N.P., Achicanoy, H.A., Sosa, C.C., Bernau, V., Kassa, M.T., Norton, S.L., van der Maesen, L.G.J., Upadhyaya, H.D., Ramirez-Villegas, J., Jarvis, A. and Struik, P.C. 2015. Crop wild relatives of pigeonpea [Cajanus cajan (L.) Millsp.]: Distributions, ex situ conservation status, and potential genetic resources for abiotic stress tolerance. Biological Conservation 184: 259-270.


Castañeda-Álvarez, N.P., de Haan, S., Juárez, H., Khoury, C.K., Achicanoy, H.A., Sosa, C.C., et al. 2015. Ex situ conservation priorities for the wild relatives of potato (Solanum L. Section Petota). PLoS One 10(4): e0122599.

Ordonez, B., Orillo, M. and Bonierbale, M. 2016. Manual biologia reproductiva y citologica de la papa. Lima (Perú). Centro Internacional de la Papa (CIP) ISBN 978‐92‐9060‐477‐8. 2a ed.: 65.


Arbelaez, J.D., Moreno, L.T., Singh, N., Tung, C.W., Maron, L.G., Ospina, Y., Martinez, C.P., Grenier, C., Lorieux, M. and McCouch, S.R. 2015. Development and GBS-genotyping of Introgression Lines (ILs) using two wild species of rice, O. meridionalis and O. rufipogon, in a common recurrent parent, O. sativa cv. Curinga. Molecular Breeding 35(2): 81.

Kim, H., Jung, J., Singh, N., Greenberg, A., Doyle, J., Tyagi, W., Chung, J-W., Kimball, J., Hamilton, R. and McCouch, S. 2017. Population dynamics among six major groups of the Oryza rufipogon species complex, wild relative of cultivated Asian rice..


Tao Y., Zhao X., Mace E., Henry R., and Jordan D. 2019. Exploring and exploiting pan-genomics for crop improvement. Molecular Plant.


Baute, G.J., Kane, N.C., Grassa, C., Lai, Z. and Rieseberg, L.H. 2015. Genome scans reveal candidate domestication and improvement genes in cultivated sunflower, as well as post-domestication introgression with wild relatives. New Phytologist 206(2): 830-838.


Khoury, C.K., Heider, B., Castañeda-Álvarez, N.P., Achicanoy, H.A., Sosa, C.C., Miller, R.E., Scotland, R.W., Wood, J.R.I., Rossel, G., Eserman, L.A., Jarret, R.L., Yencho, G.C., Bernau, V., Juarez, H., Sotelo, S., de Haan, S. and Struik, P.C. 2015. Distributions, ex situ conservation priorities, and genetic resource potential of crop wild relatives of sweetpotato [Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam., I. series Batatas]. Frontiers in Plant Science 6(251).

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