Silvia Străjeru's scientific contributions

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During the last century, the progressive substitution of landraces with modern, high yielding varieties, led to a dramatic reduction of in situ conserved crop diversity in Europe. Nowadays there is limited and scattered information on where landraces are cultivated. To fill this gap and lay the groundwork for a regional landrace in situ conservatio...
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The conservation of plant and animal genetic heritage is not a purpose in itself, but it represents the sine qua non condition for practicing a sustainable agriculture and to ensure nutrition and food security on long-term. Our research focused on identifying the areas with the richest genetic diversity of vegetables in Transylvania, Romania, as we...
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Main Description Maintaining food security in the face of human population increase and climate change is one of the critical challenges facing us in the 21st Century. Utilisation of the full range of agrobiodiversity will be a necessary tool in addressing this challenge. In this book a team of international contributors review all aspects of util...

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... The presented analysis offered a comprehensive description of the genetic variability of the tomato germplasm in a specific region in Central Italy. A wide diversity between flattened and non-flattened-type groups for vegetative and fruit traits was detected in qualitative and quantitative descriptors, confirming the wealth of Italian traditional tomato germplasm (Baldina et al., 2016;Raggi et al., 2022). In addition to obvious fruit structural traits, the flat group shared common features, such as an entire or undulate leaf border, a prevalently uniparous or forked inflorescence, a light green shoulder, and a strongly depressed fruit shoulder shape, which makes fruit detachment difficult. ...
... Thus, the placing on the market of any crop variety or hybrids in Romania fall under the agriculture authority with the support of the State Institute for Testing and Registering Plants Varieties (SITRPV). This institute is working at the county level as a network of County Centers for testing and registering crop varieties and hybrids where they are applying for these to be recognized at the global level of standard procedures [39]. The notification system under this procedure is generally closed to the public. ...
... In the last two decades, both on International and European level a series of treaties and laws have been devised in order to save local varieties of crop plants. The most important methods of traditional seed conservation are on farm and ex situ (Maxim et al., 2010; Kontoleonet al., 2009). The identification of local Romanian varieties of bean, their morphological and agronomic description, seed production and its spreading in the purpose of genetic erosion reduction. ...
... Since 2004, the European Union has been committed to implementing Article 6 of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture, which concerns the sustainable use of plant genetic resources. 2 The aim was to find a way for commercial seed systems to coexist alongside farmers' seed networks (Bocci, 2009;Lorenzetti & Negri, 2009). Increasing numbers of researchers have stressed the need to understand and highlight the importance and complexity of Europe's informal seed systems Chable et al., 2012Chable et al., , 2020Halewood et al., 2012;Negri et al., 2009). ...
... Existing protected areas already have associated long-term conservation cultures with management plans that avoid problems associated with non-protected areas (such as private land or roadsides where conservation value and sustainability is not a consideration in spite of being present). What is required is a change from conservation to sustainable use for future generations (Maxted et al., 2012) and to ensure cultural cohesion of rural communities. ...