Activities concerning conservation of <i>Vitis</i> germplasm

  • Erika Dettweiler-Münch
Keywords: Vitis, germplasm, gene resources, gene bank, ampelography, ampelometry


Activities in the field of Vitis germplasm conservation in the Federal Republic of Germany are reported. The results of the worldwide inventory of Vitis species, cultivars and genotypes are given. The questionable identity of grapevine cultivars requires appropriate identification tools. Efforts to improve the currently performed methods in this field are described. The necessity of national and international collaboration is stressed.
Section 1: Genetic resources, evaluation and screening