This page presents a list of publications that have been produced as a result of the Project’s work.

  1. Arbelaez, J.D., Moreno, L.T., Singh, N., Tung, C.W., Maron, L.G., Ospina, Y., Martinez, C.P., Grenier, C., Lorieux, M. & 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. CuringaMol Br, 35(2), 81. doi: 10.1007/s11032-015-0276-7
  2. Baute, G.J., Kane, N.C., Grassa, C., Lai, Z. & 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. doi: 10.1111/nph.13255.
  3. Baute, G.J., Dempewolf, H. and Rieseberg, L.H. (2015) Using genomic approaches to unlock the potential of CWR for crop adaptation to climate change. In Crop Wild Relatives and Climate Change (R. Redden et al., eds.), pp.268-280. doi: 10.1002/9781118854396.ch15
  4. Bett, K.E., Banniza, S., Tullu, S., Kemal, S., Yuan, H.Y., Chen, L., Kundu, S., Podder, R., Bucak, B., Biçer, T., Saha, S., De La Vega, M., Fratini, R., Rubiales, D., Kumar, SA., Udupa, S., Sarker, A., McGee, R., Coyne, C., Ali, O. & Vandenberg, A. (2015) Use of crop wild relatives in lentil breeding: Sharing the benefits. Book of abstracts of the EUCARPIA Protein Crop Symposium, 5. Oral presentation at the EUCARPIA Protein Crop Symposium. Pontevedra, Spain.
  5. 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. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0122599.
  6. 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. & Toll. J. (2016) Global conservation priorities for crop wild relatives. Nature Plants, 2. doi:10.1038/nplants.2016.22.
  7. Chen, L., Tullu, A., Vandenberg, A. & Bett, K.E. (2015) The impact of wild-crop introgression on lentil. Book of abstracts at the biennial meeting of the North American Pulse Improvement. Oral presenation at the biennial meeting of the North American Pulse Improvement. Niagara Falls, USA
  8. Chen, L., Tullu, A., Podder, R., Kundu, S., Vandenberg, A. & Bett, K.E. (2016) How crop wild relative introgressions may affect several important agronomic traits in lentil.Book of abstracts of the International Conference on Pulses for Health, Nutrition and Sustainable Agriculture in Drylands. Poster presentation at the International Conference on Pulses for Health, Nutrition and Sustainable Agriculture in Drylands. Marrakech, Morocco.
  9. Cobben, M.M.P., van Treuren, R., Castañeda-Álvarez, N.P., Khoury ,C.K., Kik, C. & van Hintum, T.J.L. (2015) Robustness and accuracy of Maxent niche modeling for Lactuca species distributions in light of collecting expeditionsPlant Genetic Resources: Characterization and Utilization 13(2), 153-161. doi: 10.1017/S1479262114000847
  10. de Silva, D., Bandara, C. & Vandenberg. A. (2017) Progress on the hybridization of cultivated lentil Lens culinaris Medik. and wild species Lens tomentosus Ladizinsky.Book of abstracts at the Soils and Crops Workshop. Poster presentation at the Soils and Crops Workshop. Saskatoon, Canada.
  11. del Pozo, A., Ovalle, C., Espinoza, S., Barahona, V., Gerding, M. & 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.
  12. Dissanayka, A., Rajapaksha, R., Welegama, T., Fonseka, R., Prohens, J. & Fonseka, H. (2016) Characteristics of wild relatives of cultivated eggplant (Solanum melongena L.) outside their origin: a platform for the improvement of cultivated eggplant in Sri Lanka. Book of abstracts of the 2nd International Conference on Crop Improvement, 43. Oral and poster presentation at the 2nd International Conference on Crop Improvement. Banki, Malaysia.
  13. Dempewolf, H., Eastwood, R.J., Guarino, L., Khoury, C.K., Muller, J.V. & 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. doi:10.1080/21683565.2013.870629.
  14. Fita, A., Fioruci, F., Plazas, M., Rodríguez-Burruezo, A. & Prohens, J. (2015) Drought tolerance among accessions of eggplant and related species. Bulletin USAVM Horticulture, 72(2). doi:10.15835/buasvmcn-hort:11600.
  15. Fita, A., Rahma, S.N.A.F., Prohens, J., Rodríguez-Burruezo, A., & Plazas, M. (2016) Mejora de la berenjena para tolerancia a la sequía: evaluación preliminar de especies silvestres e híbridos interespecíficos. Actas de Horticultura, 74, 251-252. Oral and poster presenation at the 8th Congreso de Mejora Genética de Plantas. Vitoria, Spain.
  16. Gramazio, P., Plazas, M., Fonseka, R.M., Kouassi, A., Vilanova, S., Fonseka, H., Kouassi, A., Rodríguez-Burruezo, A., Welegama, T., Kouassi, B., Fita, A., Niran, L., Ranil, R.H.G., Herraiz, F.J., Dissanayake, A. & Prohens, J. (2015) Enhancement of crop wild relatives in eggplant breeding for adaptation to climate change: results of interspecific hybridization. Book of abstracts of the 27th PGIA Annual Congress,  40.  Oral and poster presentation at the 27th PGIA Annual Congress. Gannoruwa, Sri Lanka.
  17. Gramazio, P., Prohens, J., Plazas, M., Herraiz, F.J., Ziarsolo, P., Cañizares, J. & Vilanova, S. (2016) GBS-assisted recovery of “lost” introgressions in advanced backcrosses of Solanum incanum to cultivated eggplant (S. melongena). Book of abstracts of the 13th Annual Solanaceae Conference, 38.  Oral and poster presentation at the 13th Annual Solanaceae Conference. California, USA.
  18. Gorim, L., Bett, K.E. and Vandenberg, A. (2017) Wild lentils as genetic resources to drought-proof lentil cultivars in Canada. Book of abstracts of Interdrought, 5. Poster at Interdrought. Hyderabad, India.
  19. Gorim, L.Y. and Vandenberg, A. (2017) Preliminary evaluation of wild lentil species as genetic resources to improve drought tolerance in cultivated lentil. Front. Plant Sci., 8, 1129.
  20. Jansky, S. H., Dempewolf, H., Camadro, E. L., Simon, R., Zimnoch-Guzowska, E., Bisognin, D. A. & Bonierbale, M. (2013) A case for crop wild relative preservation and use in potato. Crop Science, 53(3), 746-754.
  21. 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. & Rieseberg, L.H. (2015) Ecogeography and utility to plant breeding of the crop wild relatives of sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.). Front. Plant Sci., 6(841). doi: 10.3389/fpls.2015.00841.
  22. Kaushik, P., Prohens, J., Vilanova, S., Gramazio, P. & Plazas, M. (2016) Phenotyping of eggplant wild relatives and interspecific hybrids with conventional and phenomic descriptors provide insight for their potential utilization in breeding. Front. Plant Sci., 7(677). doi:10.3389/fpls.2016.00677.
  23. Kaushik, P., Plazas, M., Vilanova, S., Gramazio, P. & Prohens, J. (2016) Caracterización de híbridos interespecíficos entre berenjena y especies silvestres relacionadas. Actas de Horticultura 74, 255-256. Oral and poster presentation at 8th Congreso de Mejora Genética de Plantas. Vitoria, Spain.
  24. Kantar, M., Hübner, S., & Rieseberg, L.H. (2016). Broadening the genetic basis for crop improvement: Interspecific hybridization within and between ploidy levels in Helianthus. In Polyploidy and Interspecific Hybridisation for Crop Improvement. (A. Mason, ed.), 192-217.
  25. Khoury, C.K., Greene, S., Wiersema, J., Maxted, N., Jarvis, A., & Struik, P.C. (2012) An inventory of crop Wild relatives of the United States. Crop Science, 53(4), 1496-1508. doi:10.2135/cropsci2012.10.0585.
  26. 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., & 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. doi: 10.1016/j.biocon.2015.01.032.
  27. 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. & 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]. Front. Plant Sci., 6(251). doi: 10.3389/fpls.2015.00251.
  28. Kim, H., Jung, J., Singh, N., Greenberg, A., Doyle, J., Tyagi, W., Chung, J-W., Kimball, J., Hamilton, R. & McCouch, S. (2017) Population dynamics among six major groups of the Oryza rufipogon species complex, wild relative of cultivated Asian rice. Rice.
  29. Kosterin, O.E. (2016) Prospects of the use of wild relatives for pea breeding. Russian Journal of Genetics, Applied Research, 6(3), 233-243.
  30. Kouassi, B.;, Prohens, J., Gramazio, P., Kouassi, A.B., Vilanova, S., Galán-Ávila, A., Herraiz, F.J., Kouassi, A., Seguí-Simarro, J.M. & Plazas, M. (2016) Development of backcross generations and new interspecific hybrid combinations for introgression breeding in eggplant (Solanum melongena). Scientia Horticulturae, 213, 199-207.
  31. Ovalle, C., Espinoza, S., Barahona, V., Gerding, M., Humphries, A. & 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.
  32. 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. & Prohens, J. (2015) Interspecific hybridization between eggplant and wild relatives from different genepools. Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science, 141, 34-44.
  33. Plazas, M., Vilanova, S., Gramazio, P., Herraiz, F.J. & Prohens, J. (2016) Eggplant pre-breeding using an introgressiomics approach. Oral and Poster presentation at the 15th International Symposium on prospects for the 3rd millennium agriculture. Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
  34. Plazas, M., Kouassi, B., Vilanova, S., Kouassi, A., Gramazio, P., Kouassi, A.B., Martínez-Curto, C., Herraiz, F.J., Prohens, J. (2016) Utilización de especies silvestres para la ampliación del fondo genético de la berenjena cultivada: obtención de primeras generaciones de retrocruzamiento. Actas de Horticultura, 74, 255-256. Oral and poster presentation at 8th Congreso de Mejora Genética de Plantas. Vitoria, Spain.
  35. Plazas, M., Rahma, A.F., Rodríguez-Burruezo, A., Prohens, J. & Fita, A. (2016) Screening for drought tolerance in eggplant relatives and interspecific hybrids. Proceedings of the 18th EUCARPIA Capsicum and Eggplant Meeting, 306-310. Oral and poster presentation. 2016. Kecskemét, Hungary.
  36. Porch, T.G., Beaver, J.S., Debouck, D.G., Jackson, S.A., Kelly, J.D., & Dempewolf, H. (2013) Use of wild Relatives and closely related species to adapt common bean to climate change. Agronomy, 3, 433-461.
  37. Prohens, J., Fonseka, H., Kouassi, A., Plazas, M., Fonseka, R., Kouassi, A.B., Gramazio, P., Welegama, T., Kouassi, B., Herraiz, F.J., Ranil, R., Rodríguez-Burruezo, A., Niran, L., Fita, A. & Vilanova, S. (2015) A strategy for broadening the genetic base of eggplant using wild relatives as donors of variation. Book of abstracts of the 12th Solanaceae Conference.  Poster and oral presentation at the 12th Solanaceae Conference. Bordeaux, France.
  38. Prohens, J., Fonseka, H., Kouassi, A., Vilanova, S., Fonseka, R., Kouassi, A., Gramazio, P., Herraiz, F.J., Welegama, T., Kouassi, B., Fita, A., Rodríguez-Burruezo, A. & Plazas, M. (2016) Utilization of crop wild relatives in eggplant pre-breeding for adaptation to climate change. Oral and poster presentation at the 16th EUCARPIA Capsicum and Eggplant Meeting.  Kecskemét, Hungary.
  39. Prohens, J., Gramazio, P., Plazas, M., Díez, M.J., Fita, A., Herraiz, F.J., Rodríguez-Burruezo, A., Soler, S., Knapp, S. & Vilanova, S. (2016) Introgressiomics: a new paradigm for crop improvement and adaptation to climate change. Book of abstracts of the 20th EUCARPIA General Congress. Oral and poster presentation at the 20th EUCARPIA General Congress. Zurich, Switzerland.
  40. Ranil, R.H.G., Niran, H.M.L., Plazas, M., Fonseka, R.M., Fonseka, H.H., Vilanova, S., Andújar, I., Fita, A., & Prohens, J. (2015). Improving germination of the eggplant rootstock Solanum torvum by testing multiple factors using an orthogonal array design. Scientia Horticulturae, 193, 174-181. doi:10.1016/j.scienta.2015.07.030
  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. & 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.
  42. Sassoum, L., Maria, M., Ira, H., Ousmane, B., Ndiaga, C., Yi-Ning, G., Philip, A. R., Shizhong, Xu., Christian, F., & Timothy, J. C. (2017) Identification of loci controlling domestication-related traits in cowpea (Vigna unguiculata L. Walp). Poster presentation at the Plant and Animal Genome (PAG) Conference. San Diego, USA.
  43. Syfert, M., Castañeda-Álvarez, N.P., Khoury, C., Särkinen, T., Sosa,C.C., Achicanoy, H.C., Bernau, V., Prohens, J., Daunay, M.C. & Knapp, S. (2015) Wild relatives of the brinjal eggplant (Solanum melongena L.: Solanaceae): evaluating gaps in global germplasm collections and identifying priority collecting areas. Abstracts of Botany 2015: Science and Plants for People, 1236. Oral and poster presentation at the science and plants for people congress. Edmonton, Canada.
  44. 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. & 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.
  45. Vincent, H., Wiersema, J., Kell, S., Fielder, H., Dobbie, S., Castaneda-Alvarez, N.P., Guarino, L., Eastwood, R., Leon, B. & Maxted, B. (2013) A prioritized crop wild relative inventory to help underpin global food security. Biological Conservation, 167,
  46. Wang, Y., Yu, L., Li, J., Sun, J. & Xie, J. (2016) Effects of chilling stress on the root characteristics of 5 alfalfa varieties.  Acta Agrestia Sinica, 1, 101-106.
  47. Yuan, H.Y., Saha, S., De Silva, D., Vandenberg, A. & Bett, K. (2015) Phenotypic responses of lens genotypes towards the light environment change. Book of abstracts of the biennial meeting of the North American Pulse Improvement Association. Oral presentation at the biennial meeting of the North American Pulse Improvement Association. Niagara Falls, USA.
  48. Yuan, H.Y., Saha, S., Vandenberg, A. & 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. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2017.00386.