Inventorying and Collecting Local Genetic Resources from Vegetable Crops for Their Conservation and Targeted Use
AbstractInventory and collection of local plant genetic resources from Bulgarian and Chinese flora was carried out by implementing the bilateral research project between Bulgaria and China, with the focus on their preservation and targeted use. During the years 2011 and 2012 several expeditions in rural areas of South Bulgaria were conducted. The inventory of the areas was performed using a GPS system. The National collection was enriched with 134 local vegetable accessions and 98 valuable genotypes originating from China. Collected materials are listed in the National Register PHYTO'2000, according to international descriptors of FAO, ECP/GR and Biodiversity International. The accessions are included in the survey and stored in the National Genebank.