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"land races" (paragraph)

Spanish translation: "variedades locales de plantas"

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English term or phrase:"land races" (paragraph)
Spanish translation:"variedades locales de plantas"
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07:17 May 13, 2005
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Science - Agriculture
English term or phrase: "land races" (paragraph)
The possible problem of losing genetic diversity, especially the loss of many locally-adapted "land races", has been attributed to the consequences of IPRs, in combination with the tendency to improve and propagate only a few selected lines of the main crops using marker-selected breeding and modern biotechnology.

What is land races here? I cannot see it.
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Argentina
Local time: 09:45
plantas seleccionadas por los agricultores que están muy adaptadas a las condiciones locales
Explanation:
Hola Alejandra,
Seguramente tienen un nombre más compacto, pero me parece que de esto se trata el asunto.

"Land-races
Stocks of plants selected by farmers on a local basis over many years, which are strongly adapted for local conditions."

Buena suerte y saludos del Oso ¶:^)

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Note added at 2005-05-13 07:28:09 (GMT)
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Otra definición en la que da el término como una sola palabra:

\"Landrace
\'Landraces are varieties that were developed over many plant generations, sometimes encompassing thousands of years, by farmers selecting plants with desired characteristics. Usually landraces are more genetically diverse than modern farm varieties and often are adapted to specific local environments. Sometimes called ‘peasant varieties,’ they are valuable because of the genetic traits allowing them to survive\" (OTA 1987, p. 170). Landraces are also known as folk varieties. ...\"

http://web.idrc.ca/es/ev-30153-201-1-DO_TOPIC.html
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xxxOso
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Muchas gracias, Oso.

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Alejandra
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4 +1plantas seleccionadas por los agricultores que están muy adaptadas a las condiciones localesxxxOso


  

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plantas seleccionadas por los agricultores que están muy adaptadas a las condiciones locales


Explanation:
Hola Alejandra,
Seguramente tienen un nombre más compacto, pero me parece que de esto se trata el asunto.

"Land-races
Stocks of plants selected by farmers on a local basis over many years, which are strongly adapted for local conditions."

Buena suerte y saludos del Oso ¶:^)

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Note added at 2005-05-13 07:28:09 (GMT)
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Otra definición en la que da el término como una sola palabra:

\"Landrace
\'Landraces are varieties that were developed over many plant generations, sometimes encompassing thousands of years, by farmers selecting plants with desired characteristics. Usually landraces are more genetically diverse than modern farm varieties and often are adapted to specific local environments. Sometimes called ‘peasant varieties,’ they are valuable because of the genetic traits allowing them to survive\" (OTA 1987, p. 170). Landraces are also known as folk varieties. ...\"

http://web.idrc.ca/es/ev-30153-201-1-DO_TOPIC.html


    Reference: http://www.pestmanagement.co.uk/lib/glossary/glossary_l.shtm...
xxxOso
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Grading comment
Muchas gracias, Oso.

Cariños
Alejandra

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agree  Egmont
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  -> Muchas gracias y buen viernes a mi pal, Al ¶:^)
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