Uusitalo, Marja (2004) European bird cherry (Prunus padus L.) - a biodiverse wild plant for horticulture. Agrifood Research Reports, no. 61. MTT Agrifood Research Finland.
European bird cherry, as a varietive, tolerant and ornamental wild species, is able to contribute to the biodiversity of rural and urban ecosystems in Nordic countries. Therefore field studies to select the best origins for landscape horticulture are recommended. The analyses of the leaf chemical profiles of different varieties would further enlighten the taxonomy and the insect resistance (parasite-assisted or stress-mediated) of this valuable woody species.
|Keywords:||Prunus padus, genetic variation, biodiversity, Yponomeuta evonymellus, insect resistance, phytophenols|
|Subjects:||Crop husbandry > Breeding, genetics and propagation|
|Research affiliation:||Finland > Luke Natural Resources Institute|
|Deposited By:||Koistinen, Riitta|
|Deposited On:||10 Oct 2008|
|Last Modified:||12 Apr 2010 07:38|
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