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Dimitrios N. Vlachostergios

Dimitrios N. Vlachostergios
Hellenic Agricultural Organization - Demeter/Industrial & Forage Crops Inst. · Agronomy & Plant Breeding

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January 2004 - April 2020
Hellenic Agricultural Organization - "Demeter"/Inst. of Industrial & Forage Crops
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April 1996 - March 1998
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
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Vicia sativa L. (common vetch) is an annual legume species of high economic and ecological importance which is characterized by high nutritive value for animal feeding and its ability to adapt to various edaphic–climatic conditions. However, limited information is available about genotypic and environmental effects on agronomic, nutritional, and an...
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Soybean is one of the most important oil seed crops. However, soybean seed is structurally weak and inherently short-lived, making the crop vulnerable to long period storage. Thus, it is crucial to study the effect of storage conditions on the quality of soybean seeds (Glycine max L.). The genetic material consisted of 10 soybean varieties, whose s...
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On-farm genotype screening is at the core of every breeding scheme, but it comes with a high cost and often high degree of uncertainty. Phenomics is a new approach by plant breeders, who use optical sensors for accurate germplasm phenotyping, selection and enhancement of the ge-netic gain. The objectives of this study were to: (1) develop a high-th...
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Lentil is an ancient legume crop cultivated thousands of years for its nutritious seeds, its ability to improve soil colonized by nitrogen fixing symbiotic bacteria, and providing income to local farmers at semiarid areas. During the centuries, numerous landraces and traditional varieties have been developed, providing a wealth of genetic material...
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Lentil is an ancient legume crop cultivated thousands of years for its nutritious seeds, its ability to improve soil colonized by nitrogen fixing symbiotic bacteria, and providing income to local farmers at semiarid areas. During the centuries, numerous landraces and traditional varieties have been developed, providing a wealth of genetic material...
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Sesame(SesamumindicumL.) is an important oil -yielding crop cultivated for its flavorsome, edible seed and high-quality oil.Over the past few years, the crop has gained increasing attention due to the elucidation of its health-promoting effects. Here we studied the genetic variability of Greek landraces and tried to improve them to exploitable sesa...
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The performance of Vicia sativa L. cultivars and cultivar mixtures used as green manure under two seed rates in a Mediterranean environment was investigated in a split plot design, over the period 2014–2016. Six common vetch cultivars grown in pure stands or in mixtures were established at two seed rates (S1 = 100 Kg ha−1 and S2 = 180 kg ha−1). Gro...
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Background: Climate change is expected to be a major constraint for chickpea as it increases the frequency of drought and temperature extremes. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of drought and heat stress conditions on chickpeas’ physical, quality and bioactive traits, along with antioxidant activity of five chickpea genotypes in...
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Lentil is a versatile and profitable pulse crop with high nutritional food and feed values. The objectives of the study were to determine suitable locations for high yield and quality in terms of production and/or breeding, and to identify promising genotypes. For this reason, five lentil genotypes were evaluated in a multi-location network consist...
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The aim of this study is to determine if there is any influence of lentil variety and environment of cultivation in the chemical composition of seeds originating from organic and conventional farming systems. Particularly, an evaluation was made on the physicochemical properties of three lentil cultivars (‘Thessalia’, ‘Dimitra’, ‘Samos’) and also t...
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The health-promoting effects of lentil seeds due to phenolic compounds and other antioxidants make lentils a potential source of functional food or feed ingredients. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of genotype and growing environment on the phytochemical contents and antioxidant activities such as ABTS (2′-azino-bis-3-ethylb...
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In order to tackle the cumulative adverse effects of global climate change, reduced farmland and heightened needs of an ever-increasing world population, modern agriculture is in urgent search of solutions that can ensure world food security and sustainable development. Classical crop breeding is still a powerful method to obtain crops with valued...
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Citation: Papastylianou, P.; Vlachostergios, D.N.; Dordas, C.; Tigka, E.; Papakaloudis, P.; Kargiotidou, A.; Pratsinakis, E.; Koskosidis, A.; Pankou, C.; Kousta, A.; et al. Genotype X Environment Interaction Analysis of Faba Bean (Vicia faba L.) for Biomass and Seed Yield across Different Environments. Sustainability 2021, 13, 2586. https:// doi.or...
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Oat ( Avena spp. L.) intercropped with common vetch ( Vicia sativa L.) has shown high forage yield and crude protein content (CP) in rainfed Mediterranean environments of Greece. The objective was to study the oat genotypic interactions for yield, quality and agronomic traits of four oat accessions (cv. Flega and lines B2, B3 and B4) grown as inter...
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Cultivar selection and crop systems are important factors for maximising soybean seed yield. The effect of row spacing (RS1 = 75 cm, RS2 = 25 cm) on the performance of 10 early maturity soybean cultivars grown in full-season and double-crop system for two consecutive years was studied. The agronomic traits measured were seed yield (SY), plant heigh...
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Faba bean is an important grain legume, grown for human consumption and animal feed and can be used as an alternative to soybean protein. Drought and heat strongly influence faba bean growth and production, especially in flowering and pod development stages. The aim of this study was to determine the response of six cultivars to different environme...
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A multi-location (10) assessment network with field experiments was established in Greece in order to determine the most suitable locations/areas for high lentil (5 genotypes) yield and quality according to their special pedo-climatic conditions. All treatments were applied under conventional and organic farming in a RCB design. Monitoring of the m...
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The susceptibility of six lentil (Lens culinaris) genotypes, i.e., three commercial cultivars (‘Samos’, ‘Dimitra’ and ‘Elpida’) and three landraces (ILL-590, FLIP 03-24L and FLIP 02-1L), to the pea aphid Αcyrthosiphon pisum was assessed under laboratory conditions. In a multi-choice arrangement set-up, young potted lentil seedlings with four expand...
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Background Heavy metals are the most common form of environmental pollution and the evaluation of heavy metal contaminated soils is necessary for reducing the associated risks, making the land resource available for agricultural production and enhancing food security. There are 2,000 contaminated sites in Greece according to a previous survey repor...
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Global DNA methylation changes in response to recurrent drought stress were investigated in two common Greek Medicago sativa L. varieties (Lamia and Chaironia-Institute of Ιndustrial and Forage Crops). The water deficit was implemented in two phases. At the end of the first phase, which lasted for 60 days, the plants were cut at a height of 5 cm an...
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Chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) is one of the most important legume crops worldwide, with its importance mainly relying on its high protein content. Chickpea productivity is strictly threatened by abiotic stresses, of which drought exerts the most crucial role in terms of growth inhibition and yield losses encountered. Given that germination is a cri...
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Landraces are a valuable source of genetic variability for breeders to develop high-yielding lentil varieties. Apart from productivity, simultaneous breeding for lentil seed nutritional quality is of paramount importance for wider lentil consumption. This work examined the indirect effect of single plant selection for high yield on important seed q...
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Lentil is a significant pulse throughout the Mediterranean basin that lately has gain significant interest as a component of Mediterranean diet. Symbiosis between lentil plants and nitrogen-fixing soil bacteria (Rhizobium leguminosarum) is considered a significant factor for the development and productivity of lentil. The aim of the research was to...
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Landraces of legumes are preferably grown under low input conditions thanks to higher stability, i.e., regardless of the varying stresses, one or more genotypes will yield satisfactorily. Nevertheless, naturally evolving landraces may lose their identity and healthiness in the long term, due to contaminating and degrading forces. A pilot scheme is...
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Lentil is a significant pulse throughout the Mediterranean basin that lately has gain significant interest as a component of Mediterranean diet. Symbiosis between lentil plants and nitrogen-fixing soil bacteria (Rhizobium leguminosarum) is considered a significant factor for the development and productivity of lentils [1]. The aim of the research w...
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Drought and heat stress strongly influence common bean development. The aim of this work was to study the effect of water stress on yield and quality traits of four common bean cultivars under xerothermic Mediterranean conditions. The field experiments were conducted under normal and water stress (50% of the normal) conditions applied 25 days after...
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Common bean is the most significant pulse in Mediterranean countries and high yield performance is required to become commercially successful. Seven common bean genotypes evaluated for yield and stability along with their interrelationship with agronomical, physicochemical and quality characteristics. An analysis of variance was conducted to test m...
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Livestock production in EU is highly depended on imported soybean exposing the livestock farming system to risks that related to global trade of soybean. Lupin species could be a realistic sustainable alternative source of protein for animal feeding. Lupinus is a very diverse genus with many species. However, only four of them namely L. albus, L. a...
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Cotton although is an autogamous species could be cross pollinated under favorable climate conditions and/or in the presence of pollinators. The coexistence of cotton with Malvaceae species raises questions on the possibility pollen to be exchanged among Malvaceae species and on the resulted consequences. The present work was undertaken to evaluate...
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Three oat (Avena spp.) and three field pea [Pisum sativum subsp. arvense (L.) Asch.] cultivars were grown in pure stands and interspecific, binary mixtures under Mediterranean conditions for two growing seasons (2011-12 and 2012-13). The aim of the work was to identify traits contributing to the complementary use of soil nitrogen (N) and water in i...
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Potassium (K) is fundamental for plant growth and development but despite the increased quantities of fertilizers applied, incidents of K deficiency are commonly observed. The objective of this study was to record the effects of K deficiency during cotton’s (Gossypium hirsutum L.) early reproductive stage on carbohydrate content and metabolism, tot...
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Nil-competition (ultra-low plant density) has been asserted to highlight individual genotypes of high yielding potential. This was tested on three lentil (Lens culinaris Medikus) landraces originated from different regions of Greece, germplasm presumably comprising mixtures of homozygous genotypes due to the self-pollinating nature of the crop. Sin...
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Red pea–cereal intercropping could provide animal feed with agronomic and economic advantages. The growth rate, forage yield, quality, interspecific competition and financial outcome of intercrops of red pea (Lathyrus cicera L.) with wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) and oat (Avena sativa L.) in two different seeding ratios (60:40, 80:20) were estimated...
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A major constraint of lentil (Lens culinaris Medik.) cultivation is yield reduction due to field infestation by the seed beetles Bruchus spp. (bruchids). The aim of the study was to assess seed loss (SL) and yield loss (YL) due to bruchid infestation under organic and conventional farming, and to investigate genotypic variability for seed yield of...
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Quinoa was cultivated for 7000 years by indigenous people of the Andes, but in recent decades it is gaining international attention because of its tolerance to abiotic stresses, the wide genetic variability, and its high nutritional value. Greece was among the European countries and in the Mediterranean basin, the first European country, which sinc...
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The number of replications and locations used in a cultivar evaluation scheme is an important factor affecting the trial heritability ( H ) and optimum resource allocation. The aim of the present study was to calculate the required number of replications and locations for realizing an optimum H of 0·75 and to identify the most effective test locati...
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Reducing interspecies competition and enhancing complementarity through cultivar selection in intercrops is important for achieving sustainable intensification. Under Mediterranean conditions, pea-oat intercrop has shown high land-use efficiency (LER). Field experiments were established under rainfed conditions in two locations in Greece for two gr...
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Lentil (Lens culinaris Medikus) varieties resistant to Fusarium wilt (Fw) is a key issue in sustainable production systems. The effect of the plant density (PD) on screening lentil plants for resistance to Fw was studied for 4 yr. Single plants originating from 20 lentil varieties along with their seed composite were grown in a replicated-21 honeyc...
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Dry bean landraces could be cultivated under Low-Input (LI) farming conditions because of their yield stability and quality traits. The objective of this research was to evaluate and identify landraces with high yield and stable performance under LI environment and study the relationships among agronomical, physiochemical, and quality traits. Seven...
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Landraces are heterogeneous populations and their variability goes through continuous alterations because of physical, genetic, and epigenetic procedures exacerbated by the ongoing climatic changes. Appropriate stewardship of landrace diversity is pivotal to promote its longevity in a manner that is sustainable from the farming perspective. A seed...
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Spatial heterogeneity can have serious effects on the precision of field experimentation in plant breeding. In the present study the capacity of the honeycomb design (HD) to sample huge spatial heterogeneity was appraised. For this purpose, four trials were conducted each comprising a lentil landrace being screened for response to viruses. Huge spa...
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The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal fungi inoculation on productivity of barley, under different levels of fertilization on organic or conventional agricultural systems. In addition, the mycorrhizal dependency of each system was studied for all fertilization levels. Experimental field was settled in cent...
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The effect of two plant densities and genotype in growth and N -accumulation of common vetch, used as green manure was investigated. The experiment field was settled in central Greece. The study soil was clayey, classified as Vertisol. The results demonstrated a significant effect (P < 0.05) of plant density in all growth indicates. Significant dif...
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Red pea (Lathyrus cicera L.) is an underutilized protein crop with broad adaptability. Intercrops of red pea with winter cereals have not been studied. A two years field study was conducted with the objective to determine the productivity of intercropping systems of red pea with barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) and triticale (xTriticosecale Wittmack) in...
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Broad-leaved weeds constitute a serious problem in the production of winter legumes, but few selective herbicides controlling these weeds have been registered in Europe. Four field experiments were conducted in 2009/10 and repeated in 2010/11 in Greece to study the response of common vetch (Vicia sativa L.), lentil (Lens culinaris Medik.), chickpea...
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In the present study we examined the suitability of resin membranes (Plant Root SimulatorTM, PRS) to estimate phosphorus (P) supply rate. For this purpose common vetch (Vicia sativa L.) was gown in a pot experiment with no P fertilization (P0 = 0 kg P / ha) and with P fertilization (P1 = 87 kg P / ha), and P supply rate was assessed using a special...
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Pea (Pisum arvense L.) is an important legume inmany areas of the world, which is used for forage and grain production and could be used in intercropping systems. Intercropping of pea with oat (Avena sativa L.) and barley (Hordeum vulgare L.), in two seeding ratios 60 : 40 and 80 : 20, was compared with pea and two cereal monocrops for two growing...
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Intercrops of pea (Pisum arvense L), a popular legume used in intercropping systems with winter cereals for forage and silage production, with wheat (Triticum aestivum L), rye (Secale cereale L), and triticale (x Triticosecale Wittmack) in two seeding ratios (60:40 and 80:20) were compared with monocrops of pea and cereals for two growing seasons....
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Cultivar mixtures are suggested for low-input farming systems because they introduce functional diversity. The lack of common vetch (Vicia sativa L.) cultivars bred for and adapted to low-input farming systems raises the issue of whether the mixtures composed from varieties developed under conventional conditions can satisfy the demands of low-inpu...
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Intercropping, the agricultural practice of cultivating two or more crops in the same space at the same time, is an old and commonly used cropping practice which aims to match efficiently crop demands to the available growth resources and labor. The most common advantage of intercropping is the production of greater yield on a given piece of land b...
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The development of organic agriculture has raised the demand for crop varieties well-adapted to organic farming systems. Most of the varieties presently cultivated in organic agriculture were developed from conventional breeding programmes. The objective of the present work was to study the adaptability to organic farming systems of lentil (Lens cu...
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An alternative way to overcome the negative environmental fluctuations observed in low-input culture systems is to compose and utilize cultivar mixtures. However, the available genetic materials to compose such mixtures are cultivars developed by conventional breeding programs with questionable adaptability under low-inputs. The aim of this work wa...
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Cultivation of well-adapted varieties under organic environment requires effective breeding schemes. A field study was conducted to investigate the effectiveness of single-plant selection at low density under organic environment. Single plants originating from 20 lentil (Lens culinaris Medik.) varieties along with their seed composite were grown in...
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Thirty-six lentil varieties were evaluated under organic and conventional environment for three consecutive years in order to see whether the promising genetic material for an organic plant breeding program are different from those of a conventional system. The genetic material studied originated from various countries. In the conventional trial pl...
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The in vitro response of ovules obtained after pollination of cotton flowers with pollen from Abelmoschus esculentus was studied. For this, 492 cotton flowers from five G. hirsutum varieties, four G. barbadense varieties and 10 F1 interspecific hybrids, were pollinated with pollen from A. esculentus and 5,069 ovules were cultured in vitro. From the...
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The possibility of inducing embryo development after pollination of F-1 interspecific cotton hybrids ( Gossypium barbadense x Gossypium hirsutum) and their reciprocals with pollen from Hibiscus cannabinus was investigated. For this, flowers of F-1 plants from 4 G. barbadense x G. hirsutum interspeci. c hybrids (B403 x Acala Sindos, Carnak x 4S, B40...
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An alternative way to overcome the negative environmental fluctuations observed in low-input culture systems is to compose and utilize cultivar mixtures. However, the available genetic materials to compose such mixtures are cultivars developed by conventional breeding programs with questionable adaptability under low-inputs. The aim of this work wa...

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- Analysis of natural epigenetic diversity and identification of epimarkers associated to desired traits. - Development of methods and tools to induce artificial epigenetic diversity that will lead to novel phenotypic variability.