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Title: Morphological characterization of sweet and sour cherry cultivars in a germplasm bank at Portugal
Author: Rodrigues, Luciano
Remedios Morales, Maria
Fernandes, Artur João Bártolo
Ortiz, Jesús María
Keywords: Cherry morphology
Cherry synonymies
Endangered varieties
Prunus avium
Prunus cerasus
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: Springer
Citation: Rodrigues, Luciano; Remedios Morales, Maria; Fernandes, Artur João Bartólo; Ortiz, Jesús Maria (2008) - Morphological characterization of sweet and sour cherry cultivars in a germplasm bank at Portugal. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution. ISSN 0925-9864. 55:4, p. 593-601
Abstract: Nine sweet cherry and eight sour cherry varieties located in a germplasm bank at Fundauo, Portugal, were studied from the viewpoint of characterization. Most of them were autochthonous cultivars that have a high risk of extinction since at the present they are markedly minor varieties. Morphological characteristics were evaluated in different organs: crown and trunk of the trees, leaves, flowers and fruits, over a three consecutive years period. Statistical analyses were carried out in order to detect similarities between cultivars as well as the existence of synonymies. Qualitative characteristics of the fruits were scored in order to carry out the multivariate analysis. A dendrogram of the evaluated characters shows the marked differentiation between sour and sweet cherries and suggests the existing synonymies. Conservation of the autochthonous cultivars in the future is highly recommended.
Peer review: yes
ISSN: 0925-9864
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