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Development of a specific software for the management of the recurrent synonymous problem of cultivars inside plant genetic resources databases : the case of the european ECP/GR Pyrus database.


  • Oger, R. & Lateur M., . (2004). Development of a specific software for the management of the recurrent synonymous problem of cultivars inside plant genetic resources databases : the case of the european ECP/GR Pyrus database. Acta Hortic. 663: 593-596.
Type Journal Article
Year 2004
Title Development of a specific software for the management of the recurrent synonymous problem of cultivars inside plant genetic resources databases : the case of the european ECP/GR Pyrus database.
Journal Acta Hortic.
Label 363
Recnumber 358
Volume 663
Issue No.663(Vol.2)
Pages 593-596
Endnote Keywords computer software|cultivars|databases|fruit crops|plant genetic resources|
Abstract Ninety European curators were asked to introduce their accession name lists into the ECP/GR Pyrus central database. Currently, forty-eight collection curators, representing eighteen countries, have answered in several different ways (electronic files, typed hard copies, hand script copies) and their lists have been encoded into an 'Access' database format. The first software adapted to the database is already being used as a "plant finder". This query module helps the users to find the cultivars they need. One of the most recurrent problems of old fruit cultivars that confuses the management of collections is the number of different names (synonyms) they have received during their travel through time and countries. Of the 9862 accession names that are already included in the ECP/GR Pyrus database, we assume that about 50% are really different cultivars due to the problem of synonyms. Therefore, specific software has been developed with the aim of clarifying the situation and to lead to better data management and a better strategy for safe conservation of the European Pyrus genetic resources.
Notes Cited Reference Count: 14 ref. Journal article, Conference paper English
Author address Section of Biometry, Data Management & Agrometeorology, Agricultural Research Centre, Gembloux, Belgium.
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Authors Oger, R. & Lateur M., .